Nazi party gathers in Berlin on armistice day

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Written by Chris Perver  
Saturday, 11 November 2006 17:00

Thousands of people across the world gathered today on Remembrance Sunday, to remember the fallen in the first and second world wars. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns in Europe fell silent, and the Allied forces achieved a great victory over Nazi fascism. As then British Prime Minister Winston Churchill said, never was so much owed by so many to so few. But who would have thought that 61 years after the war ended, the scourge of Nazism would once again be threatening Europe? The German Supreme Court gave the go ahead for a Neo-Nazi party in Germany to hold an official function in a town hall in Berlin yesterday. Over 250 delegates were invited from across Europe, and another 250 guests packed the convention. The arriving attendees were given a police escort to the event, and were met by protestors outside the hall shouting, "Nazis, go home". 

Quote: ""One day we will control this country, and not from some remote town, but from Berlin," declared National Democratic Party (NPD) Chairman Udo Voigt at the convention. The declaration received roaring applause from those in attendance. Some 250 representatives from German, especially the eastern provinces, the right-wing neo-Nazi strongholds, and another 250 guests, among them delegations from Italy, Romania, and Portugal, attended the neo-Nazi convention in Berlin. The convention was authorized by the Supreme Court at the last minute, overturning the decision of the lower courts to ban the convention. So, for the first time since the founding of the party in 1964, the party leadership gathered in Berlin, or, as they call it, "the capital of the German Reich."

But Germany isn't the only nation to suffer from this problem. Nazi vandals spray painted swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans on a war memorial in a West Sussex town in Britain last night...

Quote: "Vandals have daubed Nazi swastikas on a war memorial in West Sussex. Police officers also found anti-Semitic graffiti painted on one home and a shop close to the memorial in Chapel Road, Worthing, on Saturday morning. A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "This is offensive and racist graffiti. It's fairly large-scale."

And of course, heir to the throne, Prince Harry, thought it would be a laugh to sport a Nazi costume at his last birthday party, just days before the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. It seems the world is fast forgetting all that happened in the 1940's. With holocaust denial from President Ahmadinejad and Neo-Nazism in Europe, it seems we are well on the way towards a third world war. 

Source YNet News, BBC

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