The Apprentice candidate apologises for helping to sell Nazi memorabilia

'I in no way condone this abhorrent part of history'

Apprentice candidate Gregory Ebbs has apologised for the items appearing on his marketplace. (BBC)
Apprentice candidate Gregory Ebbs has apologised for the items appearing on his marketplace. (BBC)

The Apprentice candidate Gregory Ebbs has apologised after it emerged he was selling Nazi memorabilia online.

Ebbs runs online marketplace Ebbs' Raven Yard Antiques selling historical artefacts including Nazi regalia.

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Speaking to the Daily Mail, Ebbs said that the item in question was sold by a "third party vendor".

The Apprentice cast. (BBC)
The Apprentice cast. (BBC)

In a statement, he added: "I in no way condone or wish to be looking to be celebrating this abhorrent and shameful part of history and I apologise for any offence caused."

He also explained the nature of his online marketplace: "My online business is an antiques marketplace where independent sellers have a platform to sell a wide range of antiques, memorabilia & militaria from many different periods of history."

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Ebbs also said he would look to improve the site: "The website is relatively new and I will be looking to implement stricter vetting procedures for third party vendors."

According to The Sun, Ebbs' website sold a German military dagger emblazoned with a swastika for £725.

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While selling Nazi memorabilia is illegal in many countries including Germany, it is not against the law to trade the items in the UK though the British government have previously been lobbied to implement such a ban.

Bargain Hunt expert Tim Weeks has previously been criticised for selling Nazi items through his auction house.

He later apologised for the incident, saying: "Upon learning that a number of Third Reich items are listed for auction I have contacted the head of our militaria department to withdraw them immediately from sale as we would never wish to cause any offence."

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