German tried for using swastika in his business

By
September 27, 2006 15:04

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

A man went on trial in Germany on Wednesday for including a crossed-out swastika in anti-Nazi literature. Authorities charged Juergen Kamm with distributing outlawed Nazi symbols for including them on anti-Nazi stickers, pins and T-shirts that he sold through his mail-order business. Prosecutor Bernd Haeussler told a state court in Stuttgart on Wednesday that Kamm was on trial for what he had done rather than for his views. Kamm, who employs 10 people at his Nix Gut mail-order firm, asked the court to acquit him, arguing that he should be allowed to take a clear stand against right-wing extremism. Germany has strict laws banning the public display or distribution of symbols used by the Nazis before their defeat in World War II. The laws are more commonly applied against members of fringe neo-Nazi groups. But prosecutors in the current case argue that they apply also to the anti-Nazi materials. It was unclear when the court would reach a verdict.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

People pass the Museum of the Bible opening in Washington, DC
October 23, 2018
DC Bible Museum pulls fake Dead Sea scrolls

By AMY SPIRO