German Court OKs Nazi Gnome

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2009 3:48 AM CDT
Artist Ottmar Horl's gnome gives the Nazi salute at an exhibition in Belgium.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – German prosecutors have decided a Seig-Heiling garden gnome doesn't violate the country's tough laws against Nazi imagery, the BBC reports. Artist Ottmar Hörl's creation, on display in a Nuremberg gallery, is intended to mock the Nazis rather than glorify them, officials decided. Prosecutors warned, however, that the stiuation has "certain abuse potential" and said nobody else should make Nazi gnomes.