Nazi gear sold by vendor at Florida motorcycle rally

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A vendor at a major motorcycle rally in Florida sold hats emblazoned with Nazi symbols and said she considered them a tribute to World War II veterans who helped defeat the Germans.

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The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that the vendor was selling a hat embroidered with a swastika and a skull-and-bones logo used by the Nazi SS at a stand during Biketoberfest, an ongoing festival that takes place on Daytona Beach. The area attracts thousands of bikers. Month.

The seller said he sold the caps at other biker rallies across the country without complaint. Women’s also sells rings, wallet chains and hats without the Nazi logo.

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“It doesn’t mean what people think,” said the seller, who would only name her as Jenny. “Many people don’t know history, so they call me a racist, which is not true at all.”

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Marvin Miller, president of the Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties, expressed a tired resignation regarding the sale of the items.

“It’s just a shame in this day and age,” Miller told the News-Journal. “It never stops. We just have to deal with it and just remember that we are still America. Unfortunately, people abuse some of our amazing rights and take it to extremes to spread propaganda.”

Jonathan Davis, whose photo of the consignment posted on Facebook Thursday first mentioned its sale, said he thought Americans might disagree on its politics, agreeing that Nazi imagery was “societal”. I had no place.”

“It’s absolutely disgusting to see a vendor selling Nazi and SS gear, but it’s even worse that the only reason they do this is because people are actually buying it,” Davis said.

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The owner of the property in which Jenny was selling her goods ordered her to remove the Nazi merchandise and she complied.

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