The German town of Straubing is hosting an art exhibit by Ottmar Hörl consisting of 1,250 black plastic and shiny gold garden gnomes doing the Hitler salute. Hörl means for this to be a satirical protest of residual fascist sentiment in Germany, but the exhibit was given a green light only after a court in Nuremberg determined that it did not break the post-World War II law that prohibits Nazi symbols and Hitler salutes in Germany.
Hörl's Nazi gnomes are actually for sale on his web site. They're 45 euros each, or 120 euros signed.
German artist poses 1,250 Nazi garden gnomes
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