Australia’s most senior Jewish MP whose mother survived the Holocaust has condemned a Sydney auction house for selling Nazi memorabilia. Family-owned company Vickers & Hoad is rebuffing calls to cancel an auction scheduled for November 2. A series of controversial items are going under the hammer, including a German Third Reich-era Luftwaffe officer’s dagger, with a reserve price of up to $500, and fish serving fork with a Swastika symbol. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (pictured), whose mother survived the Holocaust, has condemned a Sydney auction house for selling Nazi memorabilia. A series of controversial items are going under the hammer, including a German Third Reich-era Luftwaffe officer’s dagger and fish serving fork with a Swastika symbol (pictured) A Nazi-era banner and canvas bags are also being sold, with reserve prices of $80 to $100 expected for both items. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, whose mother Erika Strausz was born in a Hungarian refugee camp in 1943, questioned why the items need to be auctioned off. ‘Personally I don’t know why anyone would want to buy and sell Nazi memorabilia,’ the Liberal Party’s deputy leader told Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Treasurer Josh Frydenberg – whose mother was born in a… Jewish boy… Read full this story
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