Saturday 21 October 2017

Fury over skinheads' visit to Nazi war camp

Tony Paterson in Berlin

A GROUP of skinheads has shocked Austria after going on an organised visit to a former concentration camp, dressed in black T-shirts proclaiming "I love the Nazis", and giving the "Sieg Heil" salute in front of the entrance to a gas chamber.

The group, from the town of Wels, posted online photographs of themselves at the Nazi Mauthausen camp, where more than 120,000, mainly Jewish, prisoners were gassed or murdered during the Second World War.

In one snap shot, three of the skinheads were depicted giving the Nazi salute in front of one of the camp's gas chambers. They wore T-shirts with the slogans "I love Nazis", "I like Nazi Rock" and "National Socialist".

A spokesman for the camp, where the late Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal was imprisoned, described their actions as the "grotesque desecration of a national monument". (© Independent News Service)

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