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Loki
Tuesday, September 16th, 2003, 03:00 PM
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=573&ncid=757&e=9&u=/nm/20030915/od_nm/germany_swastika_dc

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police discovered a giant swastika trampled into a cornfield near Berlin but have not been able to figure out how the banned Nazi emblem got there, a spokeswoman said Monday.



A police team discovered the 230-foot Nazi cross on a routine helicopter flight earlier this month and alerted their colleagues on the ground.


"Once the police on the ground recognized the shape from video footage they consulted the farmer and trampled around the swastika until it was unrecognizable," said a police spokeswoman in Koenigs Wusterhausen, in the eastern state of Brandenburg.


Those displaying Nazi symbols or using the stiff-armed Hitler salute can face up to three years in prison in Germany.


There were no indications so far who was responsible or how they had entered the field so as only to leave traces along the lines of the swastika and none around it.


Brandenburg is part of the formerly communist east, where racist attacks are more common than in the west.


The hooks on the cross actually pointed in the opposite direction to those on the swastika used by Adolf Hitler's Nazi party but it was still being treated as an illegal symbol.


Last week, officials said the threat of neo-Nazi violence was escalating in Germany after police seized explosives and arrested several people suspected of planning an anti-Jewish bomb attack in Munich. Neo-Nazis from Brandenburg were among those arrested, German media said.

StrÝbog
Tuesday, September 16th, 2003, 06:26 PM
It's a Nazi crop circle!! See, even extraterrestrials are aware of the Jewish threat... ;)

Allenson
Tuesday, September 16th, 2003, 06:37 PM
I always liked this one:

Loki
Tuesday, September 16th, 2003, 06:46 PM
I always liked this one:

Is this the one that is discussed in this thread? :

http://www.forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=4412

Allenson
Tuesday, September 16th, 2003, 08:13 PM
Is this the one that is discussed in this thread? :

http://www.forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=4412

Hee-hee, yes and I didn't see that thread until after I posted the pic....

.....but yup that's it. It's interesting because I thought they cut those trees down a few years back but I now see that they're having a hard time doing so...

Eric34
Saturday, December 27th, 2003, 02:37 AM
Hehe, this is cool!