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This is from 2017, but...

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A German father is campaigning online to stop Lego-style toy Nazi soldiers being sold on Amazon.

Manuel Hegel's petition says the toys "represent officers, soldiers etc of the Waffen-SS and thereby trivialise National Socialism".

The toys are sold by a German firm, Custom Brick Design, and Lego says they do not comply with Lego's own values.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42325455

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Trivialise?

It is illegal to do anything to glorify National Socialism. Most games that use NS regalia and symbols either have to replace them with generic symbols or are banned.

The Lego figures come very close on the existing laws, so it is possible they could be banned.

Historical films and documentaries are exempted, as long as they don't "glorify" NS. Interestingly, Fatherland/Vaterland the film based on the book by Robert Harris and The Man in the High Castle both got a pass.

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the question i ask is. why are they trying to erase history, it happened, education is the way forward not banning anything because you (whoever) dont agree ...

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Who is trying to erase history? As I said, history and documentations and historical films are fine.

Contemporary glorification of NS is not - it falls under the "we don't want to make the same mistakes again," which could very well happen if they did try to erase / supress history.

So, historical battlefield model, fine. Children's toy with NS insignia, not fine.

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