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    World Zionist Organisation Slams Ali Express for Selling ‘Lego Nazi’ Figurines

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    World Zionist Organization (WZO) official Yakov Hagoel slammed Chinese online shopping platform Ali Express for selling products with Nazi symbols.

    “It is forbidden to honour and provide a spotlight for the enemy of mankind,” Hagoel wrote, according to the Israeli news website Mako, saying that the Chinese firm must “remove the anti-semitic products.”

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    The sets found on Ali Express allow buyers to recreate scenes from World War II with Nazi and Allied troops. The soldiers’ figurines do not feature the swastika, however, they are pictured wearing distinct black and grey uniforms with red bandages on their sleeves and WWII iron crosses and eagle-like medals on their chests. 

    This undated photo provided by the San Diego County Sheriff's Office shows an AR-15 rifle made of Legos that Authorities say a 14-year-old boy posted on Instagram, along with a threat against West Hills High School in Santee, Calif
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    Back in 1996, Lego Group had provided free building blocks for Polish artist Zbigniew Libera's “Konzentrationslager” until they realized that Libera's project included fake Lego packaging detailing an Auschwitz-style death camp with figures of skeletons and Nazi soldier figurines.

    The work was presented at the Jewish Museum in New York City, which displayed the sets for several months in 2002 as part of an exhibit on Nazi imagery in modern art. LEGO criticized the artist, saying that Libera hadn't told the company what he was intending when it donated the bricks and that the contribution didn't constitute sponsorship as implied by the packaging’s labelling.

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