House of Commons
SALE OF NAZI MEMORABILIA
Tabled 20 March 2012
This is an amendment to an existing motion
Motion originally tabled by Fabian Hamilton on 14 March 2012
This is amendment number 1
"at end add `; and notes that Dreweatts has since confirmed that it has amended its sales policy and intends to cease the sale of artefacts associated with the Holocaust and will be making a donation to the Holocaust Education Trust.'."
Original Motion Text
That this House deeply deplores the sale of dozens of items of Nazi memorabilia, including items of oppression belonging to Holocaust victims, which was held on 6 March 2012 by Dreweatts Auction House in Bristol;condemns other auctions of similar items which have been held by other firms previously; decries the profiteering on items promoting and glorifying hatred and violence; applauds the policies of such firms as Christie's, Sotheby's, Bonhams and eBay which prohibit the sale of such items; recognises that such sales are banned in France, Germany, Austria and Hungary; and calls on the Government to bring in immediate regulation and control of this abhorrent trade.