- Jan 14, 2016
An Alternative for Germany (AfD) parliamentary hopeful has shared a photo of Hitler with the words “Missed since 1945.”The report comes days after another senior member called Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial “a monument of shame.”
Elena Roon, a chairwoman and a parliamentary candidate in the Nuremberg area, shared the image of Adolf Hitler among fellow members in a closed WhatsApp group, local media reported.
The photo came alongside the captions: “Missed since 1945 … Adolf, please get in touch! Germany needs you! The German people!” In another photo of the Fürer sent by Roon on the messenger, Hitler is portrayed ruffling his hair, saying “Islamists... I forgot them!”
Roon, a Russian-German, is known as a founder of ‘Sichere Heimat’ (Safe homeland) – a local patriotic activist group campaigning against non-white invaders. Last December, she also became chairwoman of AfD’s district association in southern Nuremberg, according to Der Spiegel.
The AfD’s Bavarian branch head, Petr Bystron, said the party has taken the case “very seriously,” adding, “If there is something that damages the party, consequences will follow.” However, he then noted that the allegations were “most probably unfounded,” according to Der Spiegel.
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