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Far-right German politician on trial over Auschwitz tattoo

Published 22/12/2015

Marcel Zech is accused of having a tattoo of what appeared to be the Auschwitz death camp
Marcel Zech is accused of having a tattoo of what appeared to be the Auschwitz death camp

A far-right politician who appeared at a swimming pool with a tattoo of what appeared to be the Auschwitz death camp on his back has gone on trial in Germany, charged with incitement.

Neuruppin prosecutors accuse Marcel Zech of violating the country's ban 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" - "To each his own" - at a pool in Oranienburg, north of Berlin, on November 21 and passed it on to authorities.

Zech, 27, is a member of the far-right National Democratic Party who sits on the county council in an area outside Berlin. He faces up to one year in prison if convicted.

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