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Acting out living history should not involve propagating of or flirting with political ideas...

In EXARC’s opinion, acting out living history should not involve propagating of or flirting with political ideas, especially if these ideas refer to National Socialistic philosophy. EXARC is worried about examples like the German living history group Ulfhednar, who are internationally active. There are several groups with an almost similar name, but this is not about them. Already for a long time, Ulfhednar has stood out for their heavy use of symbols, which are else known from the Nazi Era of the 3rd Reich.
During a show of the group at a large museum celebration in Paderborn (Germany), 2008.04.26, one member of the group presented himself carrying a tattoo with the phrase: "Meine Ehre heißt Treue" (My honour is loyalty) – the motto of Hitler’s SS. The use of this phrase in Germany is forbidden by law, for obvious reasons. For the same obvious reasons, EXARC is greatly worried and calls for a discussion within the international living history scene about such themes – what should be allowed and what not.
More information (in German): in the Aachener Erklärung.