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Local politician suspected of displaying Holocaust-glorifying tattoo at German pool

It transpires that a man, reported last month for displaying a Holocaust-glorifying tattoo at a German swimming pool, is said to be a far-right politician who sits on the county council of an area just outside Berlin.

According to news sources, the 27-year-old in question is Marcel Zech, a member of the far-right National Democratic Party. He faces up to five years in prison, if convicted, for violating Germany’s prohibition on publicly displaying Nazi symbols.

As Everyday Antisemitism reported last month, staff and management at the swimming pool were initially indifferent to the display and only reacted when a shocked visitor and persistent journalist followed up the case.

The tattoo shows the gates to Auschwitz and beneath the image, in old German lettering often used by the Nazis, were the words “Jedem Das Seine” meaning “To each what they deserve”, an old German proverb that is displayed over the entrance to the Buchenwald concentration camp.

Source: Times of Israel