Dutch tourist fined for giving Nazi salute at Auschwitz gates

In Poland, a tourist from the Netherlands was fined for making a Nazi salute in front of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Auschwitz. This was reported by the police of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, reports TASS.

The incident took place on the morning of Sunday, January 23. The 29-year-old woman posed for a photo at the gate with the inscription Arbeit Macht Frei (“Work makes you free”) and made Nazi gestures. The pictures were taken by her husband.

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In the afternoon, the husband and wife were detained. The prosecutor’s office interviewed the man as a witness and decided to fine the tourist.

The violator pleaded guilty and explained that it was a stupid joke. Under Polish law, public propaganda of fascism is punishable by up to two years in prison.

Earlier, a blogger was detained in the Smolensk region, who insulted a veteran of the Great Patriotic War on social networks. Investigators opened a criminal case on the fact of the incident under part 4 of article 354.1 of the Criminal Code (“Rehabilitation of Nazism”).

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