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April 16, 2014 1:00 pm

Nazi Memorabilia Sale Canceled by France Auction House

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French impressionist Camille Pissarro's 'Shepherdess Bringing In Sheep' that was stolen by the Nazis. Photo: Screenshot.

French impressionist Camille Pissarro's 'Shepherdess Bringing In Sheep' that was stolen by the Nazis. Photo: Screenshot.

BBC – The memorabilia included Goering’s passport and a wooden chest marked with swastikas, which was owned by Hitler. The French Culture Minister had joined Jewish groups in denouncing the sale. The auction house, Vermot de Pas, said it had not intended to stir controversy.

“We were pitching this as part of the responsibility to remember – but in no way to shock or create a polemic,” AP news agency quoted co-manager Laudine de Pas, as saying.

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