Swastika on Austrian Tombstone Defies Ban

Posted by admin on Jan 27, 2014

The marble tombstone looks like others dotting the main cemetery of Graz, Austria’s second city – but only at first glance. Carved into it are a swastika and the inscription: “He died in the struggle for a Great Germany.”

Footsteps away, another gravestone is marked with the SS lightning bolts proudly worn by the elite Nazi troops who executed most of the crimes of the Holocaust. Austrian law bans such symbols, and those displaying them face criminal charges and potential prison terms.

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