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Nazi memorabilia auctions on eBay under fire

ReutersDec 1, 1999 -- A fight is brewing over whether the eBay auction service should allow cyberspace sales of Swastikas, armbands that Jews were forced to wear at Auschwitz and comic strips depicting women under Nazi torture. To war memorabilia fans they are simply collectibles. But to the Los Angeles-based Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center they "glorify the horrors of Nazi Germany" and their auction over the Internet should be stopped. Fresh from a victory in which (Nasdaq: AMZN) agreed to stop sales of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" within Germany, the Wiesenthal Center has turned its spotlight on another thriving Internet company -- online auction service eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY). -- Jill Serjeant, Reuters .