Saturday, March 7, 2009

For Sale Hitler's Hair and Bones: No Comment Necessary

This article from yesterday's Daily Telegraph speaks for itself:

Holocaust Denier David Irving Sets Up Nazi Memorabilia Website

The right-wing author, who was jailed in Austria for denying the Holocaust, says that the online store is the only way he can make money after being declared bankrupt in 2002.

Items up for sale on the site include Hitler's walking stick, available for £7,000, and a goblet and spoon given as a christening present by Heinrich Himmler to Hermann Goering's daughter, which can be bought for £4,000.

Irving authenticates the goods, which are offered by other sellers, and takes a 15 per cent cut commission.

The 70-year-old says he is currently trying to confirm the authenticity of bones said to be from Hitler and his girlfriend Eva Braun. Strands of the Fuhrer's hair are also expected to go on sale for £130,000.


Irving was unapologetic about his activities and said there was demand for "authenticated" Nazi memorabilia.

"I have a living to make and this is how I make my money...."


StGuyFawkes said...

This is like a dark and evil version of the Catholic reverence for the relics of the Saints.

Hitler is the neo-Nazi Christ and they live in hope that he will come again.

This argues forcefully that neo-Nazism comes at least in part from some twisted religious instinct.

hockey hound said...

"I have a living to make and this is how I make my money...."

David Irving loves his work.

I wonder why he doesn't engage in a less ignoble pursuit, like writing a book about how he got his anti-Jewish ass kicked about in a London court room?? He surely can't write history anymore, unless of course it's for fellow neo-Nazis to pore over.

What an idiot.

StGuyFawkes said...

Dr. Lipstadt,

I recommend to your readers a novel by Brian Moore entitled "The Statement".

It's about a former member of the French Milice who is in hiding for his "crimes against humanity".

The story is based on the Paul Touvier case.

The novel was turned into a fairly good movie starring Michael Caine.

Anyway, the Touvier character slip around the south of France always but one step ahead of the French police. He stay in what look like SSPX monastaries.

How does he make his living?

He has a suitcase full of Nazi memorabilia which he sells here and there.

Maybe that's how they all end up.