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German politician faces charges after he appearing at swimming pool with Auschwitz tattoo on his back

Published 16/12/2015 | 09:37

The tattoo in question
The tattoo in question

German prosecutors have charged a far-right politician with incitement after he appeared at a swimming pool with a tattoo of what appeared to be the Auschwitz death camp on his back.

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Neuruppin prosecutors' spokeswoman Lolita Lodenkaemper said that the politician is accused of violating the country's prohibition on the public display of Nazi symbols.

Another bather took a photo of the tattoo, which also carried the slogan from the Buchenwald concentration camp's gate - "Jedem das Seine" or "to each his own" - at a pool in Oranienburg, north of Berlin, on November 21 and passed it on to authorities.

The 27-year-old member of the far-right National Democratic Party, who sits on the county council in an area outside Berlin, faces up to five years in prison if convicted.

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