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Lock ‘im Up, Hans July 16, 2009

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.

German garden gnome

The Germans passed laws at the insistence of the Allies after WWII to prohibit any Nazi stuff or Hitler salutes.

Now a guy in Nuremburg – site of many pro Hitler rallies in the late 1930’s and of the War Crimes trials afterwards – has put a gold colored garden gnome with his right hand raised in the Seig Hiel Hitler salute on display. Ottmar Hoerl, an artist, claims it’s art mocking the Third Reich. The German DA is leaning towards charging the guy with a serious violation of the law. (Drei Jahre im Gefängnis – Three years in das schlammer!)

See? The Germans could have displayed it with no problem in Euro Disney on Main Street, if they had only said OK to putting the park in Germany, not in France. Too late, Otto.




1. gregquill - July 19, 2009

Excellent point, Sandy. Though Charlie Chaplin with a brush mustache was amusing, before the atrocities.

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