Help me get rid of this awkward thing
August 2, 2012 1:18 PM Subscribe
Years ago I acquired an authentic German Nazi flag and I don't know how to properly get rid of it. What is an appropriate way to handle a ~80 year old historical item that I don't wish to keep and also don't want it to end up on some skinhead's wall?
posted by dgran to Society & Culture (52 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
It was sentimental to the owner (his grandfather fought in WW2 and it belonged to him) and I bought it to help a friend when he needed cash. If I could I would just give it back to him today, but that isn't possible for reasons I'll not go into here.
I'm not really interested in money for it. Are there historical societies that have interest in this sort of thing? For a little more information, the flag was meant to be hung in a small window, not on a flag pole. This is about the extent of my knowledge about its provenance.
In case it needs clarified, I have no nazi sympathies. I want to make sure the next caretaker of this doesn't either.