Not seen elsewhere, but my arrse-fu is weak. Never personally had a problem with historical re-enactors, but have always thought the 'nazi uber race' type re-enactors were erring on the odd side of life. I remember going to a wargames show a few years ago to spot Hitler Youth re-enactors, which seemed a step too far... On the plus side, physical perfection aside, at least they tried to make it vaguely accurate Taken from the telegraph - Outrage over Nazi fancy dress as Jewish couple 'asked to play Holocaust victims' - Telegraph One man attending the event in Ramsbottom and Bury, Greater Manchester, was spotted impersonating Hermann Goering, founder of the Gestapo and one of the main architects of Nazi Germany. Others in the 10,000-strong crowd wore some of the insignia of Hitler’s most ruthless SS troops, the Schutzstaffel, Allgemeine SS and SS-Totenkopfverbände – the last of these responsible for Germany’s major concentration camps. A Jewish couple who turned up expecting to enjoy afternoon English tea dances and a fly-past by a Second World War Spitfire claim they were asked to consider dressing up as Holocaust victims. Merton and Barbara Paul said the re-enactor who posed the question suggested they wear a yellow Star of David and carry battered suitcases so they could “look poor”. Mr Paul, 65, a retired dental surgery designer, said: “It was an innocent question but of course we wouldn't want to do that. No Jewish person would. "It's very upsetting to see people in these uniforms. It is completely disrespectful to the six million Jews and other people who were killed at the hands of the Nazis." The 1940s Wartime Weekend, which is run annually by the East Lancashire Railway, has previously sparked controversy. However, this year organizers thought they had done enough to dissuade participants from causing offence. A disclaimer on the railway’s website carried a disclaimer which read: “lease note that certain uniforms have been banned so as not to cause offence to local communities. “Anyone wearing certain uniforms will be asked to leave”. Swastikas remained on the approved list, along with the uniform of the Wehrmacht – the common German soldier. Andy Morris, the railway's general manager, said his staff had been actively checking costumes worn during the three-day event and had asked people to remove or conceal offending items. "We have made a very clear statement to the re-enactors. The swastika itself isn't banned but what we have done is ask people not to wear the more offensive items such as items related to the SS, the deaths head insignia and the Gestapo. "The vast majority of people have recognised the concerns although there have been a few isolated incidents where our staff have asked people to remove or conceal certain badges. “If they are purists they are going to try to represent their costume in detail. However, everyone who was spoken to has been happy to comply with our requests." Instructions explaining which uniforms and insignia were permitted at the gathering Mr Morris said that the dress code was intended to balance community concerns with the historical accuracy of re-enactment events. Last year officials from the Greater Manchester Jewish Representative Council lobbied organisers over the costumes and complained about a jeep being draped in a red swastika flag. Michelle Wiseman, a Bury councillor who has also campaigned on the issue, said she was dismayed that the uniforms were still not fully banned from station premises. "I've spoken with the East Lancashire Railway a number of times, and the situation we've got at the moment is a half-way house. “The people who dress up like this don't realise the offence they cause - not only to the Jewish people in Bury but to the many veterans who fought in the war and were in German prisoner of war camps."