Credit: Alexander Historical Auctions
The European Jewish Association (EJA) sent a letter signed by 34 Jewish leaders to the American auction house Alexander Historical Auctions asking for a halt to the sale of Nazi objects. Among the items available for auction are a gold watch that belonged to Adolf Hitler and a collar worn by Eva Braun's dog.
As Rabbi Menachem Margolin, president of the EJA, states in the letter, “The sale of these items is an abhorrence. There is little to no intrinsic historical value to the vast bulk of the lots on display. Indeed, one can only question the motivation of those buying them. Europe suffered egregiously because of the perverted and murderous ideology of the Nazi party. Millions died to preserve the values of freedom that we take for granted today, including almost half a million Americans. Our continent is littered with memorial mass graves and the sites of death camps.”