Ali Express pulls ‘Lego Nazis’ from site after outrage

The Lego set included WWII German SS troops as well as a model Hitler.

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April 2, 2019 08:55
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Ali Express pulls ‘Lego Nazis’ from site after outrage

"LEGO Concentration Camp" by Zbigniew Libera, is pictured at the Jewish Museum in New York March 13, 2002. The sculpture is part of an exhibit called "Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art" which opens at the museum on March 17. The work of thirteen artists will be presented in the exhibit, which . (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Chinese online shopping platform Ali Express has removed the Nazi Lego set from its site following complaints, according to Arutz Sheva.

MK Uri Arial (Bayit Yehudi) expressed outrage regarding the toy set, reportedly writing a letter to billionaire Jack Ma, the owner of Ali Express, and requesting of him to remove the item from the website.

World Zionist Organization [WZO] official Yakov Hagoel also slammed the shopping platform for selling products with the Nazi German Eagle.

The set includes figurines wearing Nazi SS uniforms and includes a Lego Adolf Hitler.

“It is forbidden to honor and provide a spotlight for the enemy of mankind,” Hagoel wrote, according to Mako, saying that the Chinese firm must “remove the antisemitic products.”

The set also includes Allied troops and allows the buyer to reenact scenes from the course of the war.

No distinctly Jewish figures are presented.

In 1996, Polish artist Zbigniew Libera rocked the art scene when he created Lego Auschwitz. The model was presented in museums around the world, including the Jewish Museum in New York. He built the infamous Nazi death camp using Lego blocks provided by Lego for free as they didn’t fully understand what he aimed to do.
      

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