Israelis trade in Nazi memorabilia





While the country reels from the arrest of a neo-Nazi cell in central Israel, a vibrant underground trade of Holocaust-era items continues to thrive.

Bravery citations, identification papers, handguns, daggers, helmets and other wartime mementos belonging to Third Reich soldiers have all been the highlights of secretive auctions and private exchanges over the past 10 years.

An SS uniform can cost anywhere between $1,500- $10,000, medals and citations cost around $100-$200 and helmets can cost up to $1,500. The price of similar items varies greatly and depends on the seniority (or notoriety) of its original owner.

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