Monday, August 16, 2010

(NEWS) German City Plagued By 'Neo-Nazism' Honors Jewish Past

"Erfurt, where Germany's oldest synagogue was discovered, requests World Heritage site status from UNESCO. 'We are keeping an eye on any activity near synagogue,' city official says.

The German city of Erfurt, located in an area of the country traditionally known for having the highest support for the far-right National Democratic Party of Germany (NDP), with 5% voter support, is plagued with a severe neo-Nazi problem.

As part of their attempts to fight the phenomenon, city officials have requested that UNSECO add the city to its list of World Heritage sites due to its 'Jewish past.'"

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