Tempo Gain wrote:
No need to apologize. The law linked doesn't necessarily seem to cover what I mentioned however. In particular it states:
(3) Subsection (1) shall not be applicable if the means of propaganda or the act serves to further civil enlightenment, to avert unconstitutional aims, to promote art or science, research or teaching, reporting about current historical events or similar purposes. […]
This seems to leave space for historical books or pictures. The wiki article shows a picture of a historical fighter plane in a museum with a swastika shown. Perhaps they wouldn't sell such items there--they seem to take some precautions about neo-Nazi activities there from what I just read (tour groups aren't allowed to use their own tour guides.)
Yeah, I get your point.
I think I may have read about some filmmakers having to digitize symbols out in their stuff, but they surely can't just disappear everything, Stalin-style, from the permanent visual record, can they?
Mostly I'd gotten the impression that a lot of their intent was to curtail the iconography supporting neo-Nazi efforts.
Like eBay Chermany will delete any items bearing the symbols, and I've seen replica maker dudes, like the ones who supply re-enactors, say on their sites that some items can't ship to Germany, or that if it is to be sent to Germany, that the symbols will be removed before shipping.
Like this (super cool) exact Kriegsmarine U Boat captain's replica cap:
If they ship it to Chermany, they'll take the top eagle part of the insignia off first.