Ok, so I’m looking at e-Bay today during lunch for old VW things. I come across a few items that I think are interesting. Both are very early 40’sor late 30’s VW items. Wow, for $30 I could own a piece of history. BUT… They both have big ol (or little ol’, it doesn’t seem to matter) nazi swasticas on them.
On one hand, this disgusts me, but like a rubbernecker at an accident it makes me even more compelled to place a bid. Why are we attracted to things that offend us? Is it just me? If I did bid on something like this, and win it, would I even show it people? “Hi there, isn’t our apartment fabulous, oh let me show you my Nazi Germany Road Atlas.”
It makes me wonder if there are jews out there that collect this sort of thing. It wouldn’t surprise me in the leat. I saw a special (maybe an old HBO Real Sex) that talked about fetish that many gay men have that involve Nazi uniforms. Weird.