Thursday, April 16, 2015

German School Teacher 'Made Children Sing Nazi Propaganda Song’

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: School teacher accused of making pupils sing the Horst Wessel Song – the anthem of the Nazi Party from 1930 to 1945 – which is illegal in Germany

A schoolteacher in Berlin has been questioned by police on suspicion of making her pupils sing a Nazi propaganda song.

The teacher, who has not been named under German privacy laws, is accused of making her sixth form class sing the Horst Wessel Song, the anthem of the Nazi Party from 1930 to 1945.

The song includes the words “Millions are looking upon the swastika full of hope” and “Soon Hitler’s banners will fly over all the streets”.

It is illegal to sing the song in Germany, and if prosecuted, the teacher could face up to three years in prison.

“She handed out the lines, turned on the music and made us sing and march together,” one of her pupils told Bild newspaper. » | Justin Huggler in Berlin | Wednesday, April 15, 2015