German far-right leader’s clothes are stolen by a thief yelling ‘no swimming for Nazis!’ as he goes for an evening dip in a lake
-AfD co-leader Alexander Gauland had gone for a dip in a lake near Berlin home
-But when the 77-year-old emerged he realised that his clothes had been stolen
-Witnesses told him the thief had yelled out ‘this is no swimming area for Nazis’
-Reports say he was forced to walk to local police station in his swimming trunks
A German far-right leader’s clothes were stolen by a thief yelling ‘no swimming for Nazis!’ as he went for an evening dip, he has revealed.
Alexander Gauland, who is co-leader of Alternative for Germany (AfD), was forced to walk partially-naked through the streets, accompanied by a police officer, after someone absconded with his clothes as he bathed in the waters just outside Berlin.
Potsdam police have yet to find the culprit and said they had not ruled out a “political motivation” behind the theft, according to the DPA news agency.
An image of the 77-year-old in his swimming shorts and shoes has been shared thousands of times on social media.
Mr Gauland is a controversial figure in Germany and Europe, who has said Germany needs to stop apologising for the Second World War, and should even be proud of the Nazi soldiers’ actions.
He had said: “If the French are rightly proud of their emperor and the Britons of Nelson and Churchill, we have the right to be proud of the achievements of the German soldiers in two world wars.”
He also once called for a ban on Muslims entering Germany, and referred to the Holocaust, the systematic murdering of six million people throughout Europe, as “a speck of birds**t in 1,000 years of glorious German history”.
The International Auschwitz Committee, a Holocaust survivors’ organisation, called his remarks “undignified and unbearable”.
Despite the leader’s divisive views, the AfD has steadily grown in recent years and has become Germany’s third-largest political party.
The Nazi’s rule between 1933 and 1945 is still a sensitive subject in Germany. Monuments to the millions who died as a result of extreme anti-semitism and the Second World War can be found throughout Germany and displaying a swastika is still illegal to this day.
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Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5812561/German-far-right-leaders-clothes-stolen-thief-yelling-no-swimming-Nazis-dip.html
Source : https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/germany-far-right-politician-clothes-stolen-alexander-gauland-thief-nazis-swimming-lake-a8387286.html