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Is this hateful or discriminatory?

Posted by on Jun. 15, 2012 at 2:22 AM
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So I had this listed on eBay, and yes, I read all the rules, but didn't believe this item fell into any of the categories. It got deleted for the reason of being hateful or discriminatory.

It's a postal tag from the Falkensee POW Camp from WWII. I found it at the antique shop I work at and thought it was an interesting. Yes, it has a swastika on it, but it's not any kind of Nazi propaganda. Its part of a terrible history...but history none the less, and no amount of silence is going to make that history go away.

Yes, eBay has their rules and can do what they want. I have great success on eBay and would never do anything to jeopardize that.

I guess I'm just wondering your thoughts on this or similar items. Is this offensive to you? Do you find it hateful or discriminatory? I'm going to post a pic if I can figure it out. Lol
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cammibear
by Gold Member on Jun. 15, 2012 at 2:28 AM

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LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Jun. 15, 2012 at 2:28 AM

I hope you figure out how to post the picture, because I have no idea what you're talking about.

glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Jun. 15, 2012 at 2:32 AM

I do not think it is either. I worked in a art shop that did custom framing we did a whole custom shadow box of Nazi memorabilia. Her father got it off a soldier he killed in battle. 

Its.me.Sam.
by Silver Member on Jun. 15, 2012 at 2:35 AM
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its a historical artifact.  not offensive.

cammibear
by Gold Member on Jun. 15, 2012 at 2:38 AM
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I'm a history buff, and anything like this if fascinating to me. I always think there is a story behind every piece of memorabilia. WWII items are good sellers. I already had some interest :( and had a pretty good price on it. Darn it!


Quoting glitterteaz:

I do not think it is either. I worked in a art shop that did custom framing we did a whole custom shadow box of Nazi memorabilia. Her father got it off a soldier he killed in battle. 


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foxfroggy
by Bronze Member on Jun. 15, 2012 at 2:40 AM
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Consider how you would feel if you were a death camp survivor or a family member of someone who suffered in one and saw someone profiteering from such memorabilia. You might not have thought it was hateful but I see it as morally repugnant.

cammibear
by Gold Member on Jun. 15, 2012 at 2:42 AM
I agree. I was pretty surprised they didn't allow it.


Quoting Its.me.Sam.:

its a historical artifact.  not offensive.


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glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Jun. 15, 2012 at 2:43 AM

I would contact ebay and tell them it is historical memorabilia and how do you have to mark it to sell it on their site. Sometimes they just make you put a disclaimer

Quoting cammibear:

I'm a history buff, and anything like this if fascinating to me. I always think there is a story behind every piece of memorabilia. WWII items are good sellers. I already had some interest :( and had a pretty good price on it. Darn it!


Quoting glitterteaz:

I do not think it is either. I worked in a art shop that did custom framing we did a whole custom shadow box of Nazi memorabilia. Her father got it off a soldier he killed in battle. 



Its.me.Sam.
by Silver Member on Jun. 15, 2012 at 2:44 AM

thats pretty ridiculous.

Quoting cammibear:

I agree. I was pretty surprised they didn't allow it.


Quoting Its.me.Sam.:

its a historical artifact.  not offensive.



glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Jun. 15, 2012 at 2:46 AM
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Many victims of this type of violence keep reminders and memorabilia.  It is history and if you don't speak of it you are doomed to repeat it.

Quoting foxfroggy:

Consider how you would feel if you were a death camp survivor or a family member of someone who suffered in one and saw someone profiteering from such memorabilia. You might not have thought it was hateful but I see it as morally repugnant.


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