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Frenchman reports sale of Nazi inspired goods to Pattaya Tourist Police

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Frenchman reports sale of Nazi inspired goods to Pattaya Tourist Police

 

 

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A French tourist has raised concerns about the sale of Nazi paraphernalia in Pattaya.

 

Alexandre Jandaeng, 34, spoke of his shock at seeing the goods, which included pictures of Adolf Hitler, swastika emblazoned scarves and coins, on sale at a market in the popular resort town.

 

Mr Jandaeng reported the sale of the goods to Pattaya Tourist Police, telling them that if such things were on sale in his native France, the person selling them could face up to 10 years in jail.

 

A video posted by Manager showed Mr Jandaeng at the police station showing pictures of the goods to an officer.

 

 

 

In the video, the Frenchman explained how he did not like to see such things and that Nazi related goods should not be allowed to be sold in Thailand or anywhere else.

 

“For me, it is very very important the police stop this”, Mr Jandaeng said in the video.

 

“It is important to remember history, he said.

 

“Many people died for that and for me it is impossible to see this and is very shocking.

 

“I don’t like,” he added.

 

Mr Jandaeng praised the tourist police officer for listening to his complaint but admitted that he does not know if any action will be taken against the vendor who was selling the Nazi goods.

 

This isn’t the first time Nazi imagery or so called “Hitler-chic” has been seen in Thailand.

 

As well as being found on sale in some of Thailand’s most popular night markets, Nazi imagery has even been featured some of the countries leading educational institutions and in government videos.

 

In 2011 a Catholic school in Thailand was forced to apologise after it made students wear Nazi uniform for a sports day parade. Some students also had swastikas painted on their faces.

 

In 2013, Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University was forced to issue an apology after students created a large mural which depicted Adolf Hitler alongside comic book heroes such as Batman, the Incredible Hulk and Superman.

 

Alongside the mural read the word “congratulation”.

 

Students who created the mural were said to be unaware of the significance of including an image of Adolf Hitler.

 

In 2014, Israel’s ambassador to Thailand, Simon Roded lodged an official complaint after a film commissioned by the Thai government contained an image of a Thai child painting an image of Adolf Hitler while his classmates applauded.

 

The film, which was shown in cinemas nationwide, was to meant to promote  the 12 core values that students in Thailand must learn.

 

Source: Manager

 

 
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10 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

Mr Jandaeng reported the sale of the goods to Pattaya Tourist Police, telling them that if such things were on sale in his native France, the person selling them could face up to 10 years in jail.

Although this isnt in France .

He seems to think that everyone should adhere to his way of thinking and anyone who thinks differently should be banned .

   Maybe Hitlers time in France did have some effect on French people after all

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6 minutes ago, Happy Grumpy said:

1) They don't understand.

 

2) Even if they did understand, they wouldn't give a Scheiße.

Sadly, I have to agree with this.

 

The only Thai I ever met with knowledge of the Second World War, was nearly thirty years ago when a woman from Chiang Rai was telling me that her parents remembered the Japanese marched passed their village, presumably on their way towards Burma.

 

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The police listened but did not understand a word.  In any case Pattaya Plod only move when motivated by money; perhaps they can shakedown the vendor as they do every other business in town.

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24 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

Students who created the mural were said to be unaware of the significance of including an image of Adolf Hitler.

Which shows quite clearly the Thai world history lessons are totally lacking. They know their own history inside out, or at least the version they are taught, but global events just pass them by. Many here are unaware that world war 2 even happened.

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I see no problem selling these things here. This is Thailand not europe.

Doubt the Thai have laws against it like nanny state France.

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31 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

and for me it is impossible to see this and is very shocking

Seems this guy has never ever been in Indonesia. They sell this stuff on each corner. Lot's of Adolf fans there, and, for sure, they have not the foggiest idea what it was/is all about. Sad.?

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37 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

“It is important to remember history, he said.

Yes, so why you want to hide it????

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Real freedom of speech means the freedom to sell and wear stuff that may offend people.

 

 

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23 minutes ago, sanemax said:

Although this isnt in France .

He seems to think that everyone should adhere to his way of thinking and anyone who thinks differently should be banned .

   Maybe Hitlers time in France did have some effect on French people after all

So let me understand here, you don't see anything wrong with glorifying Hitler and his murderous rejim? and what happened is happened and let bygone be bygone as if it was nothing and not a genocide on a humongous proportions... you're indeed showing unbelievable ignorance here..

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For an upcoming project, I needed some old Thai wood and bought a few posts only to find this graffiti on one.  I hadn't planned on sanding these posts, but now it looks like I have to.

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2 minutes ago, impulse said:

Real freedom of speech means the freedom to sell and wear stuff that may offend people.

 

 

May offend people??? really? is that what you get form millions of people perished and civilizations of europe nearly wiped out? offended people?...

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With more and more similarities with the 3rd Reich in this country, I can almost reconstruct the admiration of Thais for a totalitarian regime and it's "Führer".

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