A German artist Ottmar Hoerl has arranged 1,250 garden gnomes with their arms outstretched in the stiff-armed Hitler salute in the historic central marketplace of Straubing, a town in southeastern Germany. Called “dance with the devil” the exhibit actually caused a legal controversy.
Germany bans Nazi symbols and prosecutors tried to stop the Gnome Nazi army from taking to the field. However, a court ruled that these gnomes are artistic Nazi and satire — thus allowed under the nation’s laws.
The most important aspect of the art is to educate people of the real dangers of gnomes, who often hide in gardens with an tranquil or pleasant exterior. While Travelocity may want to bury the truth, gnomes are known as violent extremists who use horticulture to achieve garden cleansing.
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