Czech sales of Nazi memorabilia growing

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Czech auction Web sites are offering thousands of Nazi-related items that have been growing in popularity.

For instance, had 1,335 items in its "Germany 1933-1945" section on Wednesday.

"We have recently sold a knife of the National Socialist Motor Corps for 80,000 crowns," or $3,188, auction operator Oto Obdrzalek told the daily newspaper Mlada fronta Dnes Thursday.

Klara Kalibova, from the nongovernmental organization Tolerance and Civic Society, said neo-Nazis are among the buyers of the memorabilia.

"A Hitlerian wing has recently won in the extremist National Resistance movement and its members buy these items to strengthen their identity," Kalibova said, referring to an extreme-right movement.

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