German prosecutors investigate man with tattoo of death camp

AP News
Posted: Dec 01, 2015 7:10 AM

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they are investigating whether a man violated the country's prohibition of the public display of Nazi symbols by appearing at a swimming pool with a tattoo of what appeared to be the Auschwitz death camp on his back.

Neuruppin prosecutors' spokeswoman Lolita Lodenkaemper said Tuesday 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 Nov. 21.

She says that having such a tattoo is legal but showing it publicly could be considered incitement.

Lodenkaemper would not confirm local media reports that the suspect is a member of the far-right National Democratic Party and sits on the county council.