German man charged for showing off Nazi tattoos at public swimming pool

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GERMANY — A German court found a man guilty of inciting racial hatred after he showed off his Nazi tattoos at a public swimming pool.

The court said the 27-year-old man admitted that his tattoos were visible during a visit to the pool.

The ink depicts the gate at the Auschwitz -Birkenau concentration camp with the slogan “To Each His Own,” according to the BBC.

It is not illegal to have Nazi tattoos in Germany, but it is illegal to display them in public.

Prosecutors called for a 20-month jail sentence without probation. They argued that showing the tattoo in public glorifies the Holocaust and poses threat to the public.