French tourist shocked by Nazi gear for sale at Thai beach re­sort

The Myanmar Times - - Asean Focus -

French tourist was sur­prised to see the Nazi flag and other sou­venirs with the image of Adolf Hitler openly on sale to visi­tors to this Thai re­sort city.

Alexan­dre Jan­daeng, 34, took the pic­tures of the items with his mo­bile phone and asked a tourist po­lice of­fi­cer on duty on Satur­day about their le­gal­ity, as all Nazi sym­bols are banned in his coun­try.

The po­lice­man ex­plained to him that Thai laws did not ban the swastika and other Nazi para­pher­na­lia. But any coun­ter­feit item was sub­ject to le­gal ac­tion, he added.

Some Euro­pean coun­tries, in­clud­ing France and Ger­many ban any dis­play of the swastika. The sym­bol was used by Hitler when he led Ger­many to ig­nite World War II and kill mil­lions in con­cen­tra­tion camps dur­ing the Holo­caust.

– Bangkok Post

Photo: Bangkok Post

Nazi para­pher­na­lia is dis­played by a ven­dor at Thai­land’s Pattaya Beach.

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