Giving a Nazi salute at the notorious Dachau concentration camp not only shows tremendous ignorance but is a slap in the face to all the victims of Hitler’s racial policies. According to The Nomad Today, a Spanish ex-pat online newsletter, two Finnish tourists who visited the camp gave a Nazi salute.
Writes The Nomad Today: “The visitors from Finland, men aged 50 and 52 respectively, took photographs of each other at the camp near Munich…All three have been banned from the Dachau site for life, and the authorities are to press charges.”
The publication did not specify what charges were going to be brought against the two Finns.
The Dachau concentration camp opened in 1933 near Munich and was intended to hold political prisoners. Apart from forced labor, it eventually imprisoned Jews, Romani, Germans, and Austrians sentenced as criminals.
The camp was known for its treatment of its inmates that included ill-treatment, flogging, standing cells, and hangings.
US forces liberated the camp in April 1945.
Thank you Sonia for the heads-up!