When hundreds of hardcore fans of Italy’s Hellas Verona Seria A football club chanted “Adolf Hitler is my friend” and sang that their team embraced the swastika, at a festive gathering in the summer, Italian Jewish communities complained - and waited.
An enormous swastika was discovered by construction workers at a sports field in Hamburg on Tuesday. Excavators were preparing the foundations for new changing rooms at Billstedt-Horn sports club when they unearthed a four-by-four meter concrete swastika. The sports club believes that this is all that remains of a Nazi-era monument which once stood next to the playing field.
It’s in the human nature to seek logic in everything, but when a giant group of larches bloomed in a pine forest forming a swastika sign, it’s hard to find any logical sense. Outside of the northeast German town, Zernikov, a patch of larch trees cover 4,300 sq yds of the pine forest, carefully arranged to look like a swastika sign.