NAZI GNOMES

Police investigate ‘Nazi’ gnome
German prosecutors have launched an inquiry into whether a garden gnome with its right arm raised in a Hitler salute in a Nuremberg art gallery breaks the law.

Published: 5:07PM BST 16 Jul 2009
An art installation by German artist Ottmar Horl featuring hundreds of Nazi-saluting garden gnomes
An art installation by German artist Ottmar Horl featuring hundreds of Nazi-saluting garden gnomes

Salutes and Nazi symbols have been illegal in Germany since the Second World War but investigators may decide the figure is in fact ridiculing the Third Reich.

Wolfgang Traeg, a spokesman for the public prosecutors office, said: “The investigation is ongoing and people are being interviewed.

Photo: GETTY

Reprinted from Telegraph UK

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