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eBay removes Nazi-themed toys from listings after complaint

Online retail giant took down products including Nazi soldier figurines, lego weapons sets, models of Panzer tanks and of SS guards

Some of the Nazi items for sale on eBay
Some of the Nazi items for sale on eBay

Online retail giant eBay has apologised and removed numerous Nazi-themed items for sale.

At least 15 products, including Nazi soldier figurines, Lego-style weapons sets, models of Panzer tanks and of SS guards, were taken down this week after Jewish News brought them to its attention.

eBay confirmed the items broke its policy on offensive materials, which include ‘historical Holocaust-related and Nazi-related items, including reproductions’, and “any item that is antisemitic or any item from after 1933 that bears a swastika” or which has been “identified as Nazi propaganda”.

An eBay spokesperson told Jewish News: “These listings are banned on eBay, were removed, and action taken against the sellers.

“We have zero tolerance for hate or discrimination both on and off our platform, and apologise for any upset caused by these items.

Some of the Nazi items for sale on eBay

“In order to promote respect amongst our diverse community of members, items that promote or glorify hatred, violence, or intolerance are banned.

“Any seller in breach of our policies will find their listing removed and action taken on their account.”

This comes as the owner of Polish toy manufacturer COBI apologised after the company produced sets of Nazi-themed Lego-style toys, available for children aged six and over.

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