Store withdraws Nazi memorabilia after ADC outcry

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A Tyabb antique shop is being commended for “taking the high moral road” and removing original Nazi memorabilia from sale.

Anti-Defamation Commission chairman Dr Dvir Abramovich praised Tyabb Grainstore Vintage and Antiques for deciding to remove a collection of war medals featuring the swastika from display.

The items will be returned to a dealer subletting space within the shop.

“This is a teachable moment about the power of public outrage and is a victory for the victims, the survivors and the brave Diggers who defeated Hitler,” Dr Abramovich said.

“We commend Tyabb Grainstore Vintage and Antiques for taking the high moral road and for doing what is right.

“We call on others follow suit and to ensure that these objects of hate and genocide are never hawked for sale under their watch.”

Dr Dvir Abramovich has praised the antique store for removing the memorabilia.


Dr Dvir Abramovich has praised the antique store for removing the memorabilia.

He also called on the state and federal governments to consider regulating “this perverse and sickening trade”.

Dr Abramovich called for the items to be removed from the Tyabb Grainstore late last week after receiving a complaint from a “religious Jewish man”.

Tyabb Grainstore owner Pauline Hughes previously told the Leader that it was not illegal to sell the items and she had not received any complaints.

Many supported Ms Hughes saying Nazi memorabilia was “part of history”.

On Mornington Peninsula Leader’s website, Jon wrote: “Just because there is a market for collectors to sell and buy war memorabilia it doesn’t mean they are supportive of that cause, or what particular parties did and stood for.”

And Andrew said: “You can’t erase history and its important that people learn and understand it.”

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