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Class greets German twin town visitors with 'shameful' Nazi salute



By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 1:50 PM on 10th June 2010




A group of German teenagers were stunned when English students from their 'twin town' school greeted them with with the Nazi salute.

Students from the Community College in Whitstable, Kent, raised their hands in the 'Heil Hitler' salute, also known as the Hitler salute, as the German students entered their classroom.

The students, from the town of Borken, said they were extremely offended by the gesture.


article-1285578-09F93632000005DC-949_468x249.jpg Offensive: Students at the Community College in Whitstable upset German visitors when they greeted them with a Nazi salute



Nazi symbols and Hitler salutes have been illegal in Germany since the end of World War II.

Sally Krause, who hosted one of the students at the home she shares with her German-born husband Dierk, said the behaviour was 'appalling.'

'While I find it appalling that such behaviour was displayed I am more appalled that no teacher disciplined the students immediately or apologised to the German students and their teachers,' she said.


'My husband is German and was equally offended by the behaviour but also ashamed that guests in this country could be treated in this way.'

Mother-of-one Mrs Krause said their German visitor told her husband what had happened, and said they had been shocked by the Nazi greeting.


'We feel that due to my husband being German the student staying with us felt more able to express his feelings as it appeared from talking to other hosts they were unaware of the incident,' Mrs Krause said.


'I can understand the students involved may have intended it as a joke but such behaviour is not acceptable and gives a poor impression of the Community College and its students.'

Mrs Krause wrote to the college several weeks ago to complain about the incident but is yet to receive a response.

But college spokesman Richard Martindale confirmed that complaints had been made.

'The college can confirm that during a recent school visit it was reported that a few students had acted inappropriately.


This was extremely unfortunate but immediately addressed by the head teacher during a mini school assembly.'


he college is very proud of the strong international links it has developed over recent years and takes any incident that may cause offence seriously.'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1285578/Kent-school-class-greets-German-twin-town-visitors-Nazi-salute.html#ixzz0qSfKIZ2H

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Fucking disgusting behaviour. They were probably a bunch of scum abandoned by their single mums as toddlers. Low life scum.

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This is shameful, I mentioned the way Germans get treated by certain idiots when they come to the UK in the football thread the other day, it's embarassing that people still do this kind of thing and I hope that the German people don't think were all like this, as when going to Germany I've found the people couldn't be more welcoming and helpful, I feel it's such a shame we can't all grow up and be the same back to them.

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Ahh, the privileges of winning a war!


Your grandchildren get to shame their grandchildren.


Funnily enough, Germany strikes me as a more-free country than Britain at this point.


Strange, but true............................. ;)

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wasnt picking on germans how the whole Nazi ball got rolling in the first place? :dozey:


Yes, basically. The rise of the National Socialists was a logical reaction by Germans who felt (and were indeed) oppressed. But the way it's taught in schools here, they make it seem like a cyclical event.


"Every once in a while those stupid German people go out and start another war!"

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^oh i know


never mind that they were blamed for all of WWI and completely in debt to all these other nations and the one place that was their money maker (i think it was... Alsance and Loreign or something) was given to the French.


If only Hitler hadnt been denied entry to art school

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