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German man facing jail for having Hitler speech as his mobile ringtone

UK Daily Mail [1]
July 2, 2010

A German man is facing up to six months in jail for having a speech by Adolf Hitler as his mobile phone ringtone.

The 54-year-old had a Hitler speech – in which the Fuhrer pledged the ‘destruction of world Jewry’ if Germany was ‘dragged’ into war – programmed into his Nokia phone.

Passengers aboard a train in Hamburg heard the bizarre ringtone several times during a journey and reported him to police who seized him when the train stopped.

When  he was taken into custody, police also found swastika stickers and a photo of Hitler on the telephone with the words: ‘The greatest commander of all time’.

He was charged with violating the German constitution which expressly forbids public displays of the Nazis and all their works.

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