Police in northern Brazil uncovered nearly 10,000 Nazi-themed objects hidden in the home of a suspected pedophile, including book bindings filled with children’s drawings and glass swastika candlesticks, Brazilian media reported.
The objects were discovered in an apartment occupied by the 70-year-old victim, which has been seized by authorities, Fox News Latino reported.
The resident’s son told authorities that his father has a “highly obsessive interest in German objects, it does not matter if it is a Nazi or a political figure,” the report added.
The objects included a $64 egg-shaped dentures made of brass and a $71 hand-carved swastika. The owner also owned a terracotta work that depicts swastikas, an advertisement for military uniforms and flags and several Nazi commemorative plates, Fox News Latino reported.
The items were reportedly found by a member of the computer fraud and intellectual property protection unit, Fox News Latino reported.
The victim also had a garden that included a bust of Adolf Hitler, fake Nazi paraphernalia, a large swastika on a door handle and a plaque that reads “Constantide Erben” or “Always Forward.” The inscription was made in German.
Police reportedly believe the man was collecting these objects in order to distort reality and instill hate. They added the case is still under investigation.
According to Fox News Latino, Brazil was once home to more than 6 million Jews, out of a total of approximately 9 million residents. They were killed by the Nazis during World War II.