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    Artist's Lawn Gnome Hitler Salute Sparks Investigation

    German prosecutors said Thursday they had launched an enquiry into whether a garden gnome with its right arm raised in a Hitler salute in a Nuremberg art gallery is against the law.

    "The investigation is ongoing and people are being interviewed," spokesman for the public prosecutors office in the southern city Wolfgang Traeg told AFP.

    Hitler salutes and Nazi symbols have been illegal in Germany since World War II, but Traeg said that investigators may establish that the garden gnome is in fact ridiculing the Third Reich.

    "It is also a question of art a bit... and a garden gnome," Traeg said. "It will also depend on what the artist and the owners of the gallery have to say for themselves about the whole thing."

    The artist in question is German-born Ottmar Hoerl, who has designed numerous exhibitions and projects in public spaces including the large blue euro sculpture in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.

    "I was a bit surprised that this gnome has produced a reaction like this. Until now everyone has understood it." Hoerl told AFP, calling his artwork "an image of the German master race."

    "I view (this investigation) with a certain irony."

    He said he has been making gnomes for the past nine years, and put them on display for the first time in Belgium in 2008 in an exhibition called "Dance With The Devil." Others have take place in Austria and Aschaffenburg, Germany.

    Since 2005 he has been president of the Academy for Fine Arts in Nuremberg.

    The Bavarian city has particular resonance when it comes to World War II, as it was the scene of huge rallies by Hitler and also where trials of Nazis took place after Germany's defeat in 1945.
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    German 'Nazi gnome' not illegal

    Source: Telegraph (UK) (7-23-09)
    German prosecutors have decided that displaying a golden garden gnome in a Nuremberg art gallery with its right hand raised in a Hitler salute was not illegal.

    After a preliminary inquiry over the past week, prosecutors in the Bavarian city ruled that the 40-centimetre (15-inch) gnome is ridiculing the Nazis rather than promoting a return of the Third Reich.

    Hitler salutes and Nazi symbols have been illegal in Germany since the end of World War II, but prosecutors said they were allowed if they were used clearly to counter national socialist ideology.




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    Fuck this. Our country is going to hell and all they care about is spotting "nazism" in some of the weirdest places. As if a nazi gnome will overthrow the government. Some people need to get a reality check and set the priorities in this country.

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