Northern Nazis strike again!

#2
Dressing up as a Nazi at a WWII event is a crime now?

But Coun Thorne said those wearing the uniforms could be considered to have broken race laws.

He said: “They were wearing black uniforms and I asked them to leave, the chairman of the parish council, John Huxley, asked them to leave, and I understand the police were not happy either.

“It is not a bit of fun. It is downright disgraceful and should not be allowed.

“I think they were in breach of the law by incitement. If anybody had been there who had lost family in the Holocaust, they may have been so angry as to take action. It is against the spirit of what the 40s weekend is about and I think it is certainly anti-semitic.
Perhaps they'd better gather up all copies of The Producers, Where Eagles Dare, The Night Porter and countless more, and dispose of them. Maybe they should hold a torchlight procession whilst waving rainbow flags, and burn the offending items in a big bonfire in the town square.
 
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Zarathustra

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#4
Seems to me like people are over reacting in a attempt to save face with the Germans.
 

OldSnowy

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It was a 1940s festival. There were nazi's in the 1940s. What's the big deal?
Because, obviously, these are right-wing eeevils, and therefore specifically and certainly far far far more eeevil than anyone could be who dressed like the Red Army, or the Khmer Rouge, or the Tupamaros, or the Chinese PLA.

Get with the programme :)
 
#7
Nazis in 1940's Bury and now Haworth. My Grand dad never told me about this. How did they get there and where are they now? I think we need to know!
 
#9
They're probably horrified that their Grandads spiffing Waffen SS uniform is being worn by a fat speccy asthmatic!
 
#10
"Germans horrified by Nazi uniforms"? Oh ******* really?
Only because they are tormented by thoughts of what might have been... they banned the things in Germany itself to avoid hurting people's feelings with reminders of almost-achieved past greatness. Rather than designing new widget-flanges for BMW, your German middle-manager might have been Lord of a thousand Slavic serfs as he strode across his Eastern estate picking out the cuter blondes for a bit of racial upgrading later that day.
 
#13
They're probably horrified that their Grandads spiffing Waffen SS uniform is being worn by a fat speccy asthmatic!*
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A few years ago we visited Eden Camp and there were a lot of fat, bald guys strutting around in elaborate Nazi uniforms. They looked rediculous, and as I have asked before, why, oh why, would anyone want to collect, let alone wear Nazi regalia? After a tour in Germany where we spent time in Berlin and Munich, and visited some of the sites of the horrors associated with the Fascist Period (as the locals refer to it) and I cannot understand why anyone would want to be associated with such a thoroughly evil, corrupt, peverted and sick society - of that time. We didn't hang around, ushered our kids out and left. I certainly wouldn't have trusted our kids to any of this sad sickos.

Yes it is a free country but it was in poor taste to wear it if the organisers knew a German delegation was to visit. Modern Germans are accutely embarrased about the past and we are the ones that are regarded as morbid by constantly being 'triumphal' about the whole thing. And why would self-respecting Kraut town want to twin with Haworth?

* Granted, yes, their uniforms were rather smart - unlike modern German military ones.
 
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and as I have asked before, why, oh why, would anyone want to collect, let alone wear Nazi regalia?
I used to have a complete SS uniform, complete with jackboots, die-cast Luger and leather greatcoat, that a lass who worked as a costumier swiped for me 'as a joke' when they disposed of the sets and costumes from 'Enemy at the Door'. I detest fancy-dress parties it struck me as amusing to turn up to one in this outfit and cast a blight on the whole sorry affair.

Reality check when I caught the whiff of moistened clunges across the room. That 'fancy dress' got me some of the best shags ever with deviancy aplenty ('beat me on the arse with your leather belt' was a request made more than once) over about five years, until it was swiped on a train trip from London to Edinburgh.
 
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A few years ago we visited Eden Camp and there were a lot of fat, bald guys strutting around in elaborate Nazi uniforms. They looked rediculous, and as I have asked before, why, oh why, would anyone want to collect, let alone wear Nazi regalia? After a tour in Germany where we spent time in Berlin and Munich, and visited some of the sites of the horrors associated with the Fascist Period (as the locals refer to it) and I cannot understand why anyone would want to be associated with such a thoroughly evil, corrupt, peverted and sick society - of that time. We didn't hang around, ushered our kids out and left. I certainly wouldn't have trusted our kids to any of this sad sickos.

Yes it is a free country but it was in poor taste to wear it if the organisers knew a German delegation was to visit. Modern Germans are accutely embarrased about the past and we are the ones that are regarded as morbid by constantly being 'triumphal' about the whole thing. And why would self-respecting Kraut town want to twin with Haworth?

* Granted, yes, their uniforms were rather smart - unlike modern German military ones.
If you're going to hold a historical pageant it has to reflect the period in question. How can you not include people in Nazi uniform if you're talking about WW2 in Europe? Rather than trying to ban or sanitise history the councillor might have been more wise to steer his German guests clear of the pageant.

Holocaust denial starts with pencilling out the German participation in it. They allowed it to happen and it is an aspect of their history that others aren't perhaps so ready to forget.
 
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benjaminw1

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Dressing up as a Nazi at a WWII event is a crime now?



Perhaps they'd better gather up all copies of The Producers, Where Eagles Dare, The Night Porter and countless more, and dispose of them. Maybe they should hold a torchlight procession whilst waving rainbow flags, and burn the offending items in a big bonfire in the town square.
Don't forget the lusty community singing.
 
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oh why, would anyone want to collect, let alone wear Nazi regalia? .
Because from a military and historical perspective, it is worth collecting and preserving. A school friends father had a massive collection of Nazi/German memerobilia, including the barrel of a Tiger Tank. He is a peace activist/hippy, he collects because he believe it needs preserving so future generations can learn about it and not have history "sweetened" by namby pamby idiots who don't want to offend anyone.

Should we be driving Volkswagens, after all, the Nazis had a lot to do with them, or BMW, after all, they made engines that went into the aircraft and tanks to kill us. As for the Japs, they were not exactly whiter than white...and the Chinese, they have, and continue to slaughter millions, but I am typing on a keyboard made in China. Where do you draw the line?

I don't see anything wrong in collecting historical articles if they are for preservation or historical reasons. Last time I walked around Belsen there was plenty of Nazi items on display, and so there should be.

Collecting to glorify is totally different, i dont believe for one moment that that is the intention of these people.
 

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