Giant Swastika Excavated On Hamburg Sports Field

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At four-by-four metres in size, the swastika had remained hidden underground for decades. That is, until a construction worker discovered it on Friday.

The excavator had been digging to create a foundation for new changing rooms on sports grounds in an eastern district of Hamburg when the machine suddenly hit something solid, chairman of the Billstedt-Horn sports club, Joachim Schirmer, said on Tuesday.

That something turned out to be a huge swastika made of concrete about 40 centimetres underground, he added.

After Bild newspaper initially reported the discovery on Friday, mayor of Hamburg’s central neighbourhood Falko Droßmann went to the sports field on Monday to see the find for himself.

According to the report, the Social Democrat (SPD) politician immediately took action; the office for the protection of historical monuments was informed and the decision for the swastika to be removed as soon as possible was made.

Due to its massive size and weight, the excavator was not able to move it. If it is to be removed, it may have to be destroyed using a jackhammer.

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But how exactly did the giant symbol of National Socialism end up in a random field in the Hanseatic city in the first place?

It is not completely clear how it got up there, but according to Schirmer, there used to be a large monument on the site that was demolished decades ago.

The NSDAP monument that previously stood there was filled with sand after the war, reports Die Welt.

Published in: on November 26, 2017 at 11:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

Polish Hostel Bans Entry To All ‘Jews, Communists and Traitors’

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A hostel in southwestern Poland has stirred controversy and drawn condemnation after social media users called attention to a huge banner, reportedly hanging outside the establishment for several months, which bars entry to all “Jews, communists, thieves and traitors.”

Earlier this week, users on Twitter and Google Maps spotted the banner on the Dom Polski hostel in the small village of Cesarzowice in the Lower Silesia Voivodeship, which reads: “Polish House – ban on entry to Jews, communists and all thieves and traitors of Poland.” Most were appalled and quick to express their anger and indignation, with one tagging it “the Nazi House.”

The banner had apparently been hanging outside for several months, with authorities reportedly reluctant to act as the hostel sits on private property. Although there are conflicting reports on whether or not he is the actual owner, it’s the known as the address of one Piotr Rybak, a  local nationalist and member of the National Radical Camp (ONR) movement.

Rybak is currently serving a short jail term for inciting racial hatred from an incident dating back to November 2015, where at a nationalist rally in Wroclaw, he burnt an effigy of a Jew. His defense at the time, was that he was burning an effigy of George Soros, but didn’t know what he looked like.

After two years of legal wrangling, Rybak managed to get his sentence reduced from ten months to only three, and was fitted with an electronic tag. But last week, a court found him to be in breach of his ‘tag’ conditions after taking part in another nationalist march on 11 November, as well as his behavior at the event. At the rally, Rybak called for violence against leftists, while in two separate videos that emerged, he could be seen calling Polish First Lady Agatha Kornhauser-Duda a “Jew,” as well as going on an anti-Semitic rant outside a synagogue.

 

This latest controversy comes amid a resurgence in nationalist sentiment in Poland, highlighted by the Independence Day celebrations in Warsaw on November 11. Along with displays of national pride, the rally also attracted  members of the neo-fascist ONR, the National Movement (RN) and the All-Polish Youth (MW). Far-right supporters also held up flags with the emblem of the National Armed Forces and the words, “Death to the enemies of the homeland.” One of the activists brazenly told TVP news he was taking part “to remove Jewry from power.”

 

Published in: on November 26, 2017 at 11:48 pm  Leave a Comment  

Holocaust Memorial Erected Outside German Nationalist’s Home

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A group of artists  have erected a Holocaust memorial outside the home of a nationalist politician, who suggested Germany should end its tradition of acknowledging the country’s  past treatment of Jews.

The Center for Political Beauty said Wednesday its members placed 24 concrete blocks on a property adjacent to the home of Alternative for Germany lawmaker Bjoern Hoecke in the village of Bornhagen.

The concrete blocks are modeled after those at a memorial in Berlin to the six millions Jews killed in the Holocaust.

Hoecke caused uproar in January by describing the capital’s memorial as a “monument of shame” and calling for a “180-degree turn” in Germany’s treatment of its past.

We should turn each block into  memorials for  our fallen Martyrs .

Published in: on November 26, 2017 at 11:22 pm  Leave a Comment