Spanish Veteran’s Hold National Socialist Flea Market

News 9
October 5, 2013


A mayor has come under fire in Spain after letting a government school host a market selling Nazi memorabilia, including swastikas and posters of dictators.

The flea market was held in Princes of Asturias gym on the weekend as part of a military display in Quijorna, on the outskirts of Madrid, local news site El Pais reports.

The event was organised by a Spanish army veterans group that got permission from the town’s mayor and Popular Party leader Meredes Garcia to use the school.

When asked about the offensive items on sale, Ms Garcia said she “hadn’t spotted the swastikas or Nazi paraphernalia” when she visited.

But photos taken of stalls show an array of facist memorabilia for sale, including flags of the Nazi and Franco dictatorships, SS Totenkopf skull emblems, pictures of the founder of the Spanish Falange Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera, swastikas and other Nazi and Nationalist symbols.

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