Yeah, totally ironic in light of all those war crimes the troops of the German occupation committed against Italians from 1943 onwards.
Yes, because the German soldiers were the only ones guilty of war crimes. Since such symbols are banned might as well ban Mussolini's portrait for cooperating with Hitler in rounding up Jews, homosexuals and gypsies. Oh and Franco's, too.
I'm just saying, the Italian's are being a tad hypocritical about the whole situation, their country was neck-deep with the German's until they saw the war was going badly. They pulled a similar stunt in WWI. There was a running joke in my history class in the States, when the Italians change sides, you know it's time to bail ^^