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German prosecutors investigate man with Auschwitz tattoo
Tattoo includes an image of the death camp and the slogan from Buchenwald: 'Jedem das Seine'; prosecutors say having the tattoo is legal, but displaying it in public could be considered incitement.

BERLIN  - German prosecutors said Tuesday they are investigating whether a man violated the country's prohibition of the public display of Nazi symbols by appearing at a swimming pool with a tattoo of what appeared to be the Auschwitz death camp on his back.

 

 

Neuruppin prosecutors' spokeswoman Lolita Lodenkaemper said another bather took a photo of the tattoo, which also carried the slogan from the Buchenwald concentration camp's gate, "Jedem das Seine" - "to each his own" - at a pool in Oranienburg, north of Berlin, on Nov. 21.

 

The Auschwitz tattoo
The Auschwitz tattoo

 

She said that having such a tattoo is legal but showing it publicly could be considered incitement.

 

Lodenkaemper would not confirm local media reports that the suspect is a member of the far-right National Democratic Party and sits on the county council.

 


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