An Alternative for Germany (AfD) parliamentary hopeful has shared a photo of Hitler with the words “Missed since 1945.”
The jewish outrage comes days after another senior member called Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial “a monument of shame.”
Elena Roon, a chairwoman and a parliamentary candidate in the Nuremberg area, shared the image of Adolf Hitler among fellow members in a closed WhatsApp group, local media reported.Stay Connected With Us
The photo came alongside the captions: “Missed since 1945 … Adolf, please get in touch! Germany needs you! The German people!” In another photo of the Fuhrer sent by Roon on the messenger, Hitler is portrayed ruffling his hair, saying “Islamists... I forgot them!”
Roon, a Russian-German, is known as a founder of ‘Sichere Heimat’ (Safe homeland) – a local patriotic activist group campaigning against non-white invaders. Last December, she also became chairwoman of AfD’s district association in southern Nuremberg, according to Spiegel.
Though she did not deny sending the images, Roon told Merkur newspaper that she distances herself from “right-wing extremism and anti-Semitism.” She also protested that “in no way” did she want Hitler to come back, arguing: “Whoever wishes to draw the conclusion that I condone what it says in the images is twisting the truth round completely.”
It was not immediately clear how the "politically incorrect" messages came to light, but the AfD leadership has already launched internal investigation, fearing that the scandal would bring the anti-immigration party into "disrepute" in the zionist occupied Germany.
The AfD’s Bavarian branch head, Petr Bystron, said the party has taken the case “very seriously,” adding, “If there is something that damages the party, consequences will follow.” However, he then noted that the allegations were “most probably unfounded,” according to Spiegel.
The Bavarian city of Nuremberg once held paramount significance during the National Socialist era, being the venue of massive annual NSDAP conventions. In 1935, Adolf Hitler ordered the Reichstag to convene in the city to adopt the famous Nuremberg race laws which targeted Jews and other non-Aryans, and described them correctly as “enemies of the race-based state.”
With the 2017 general election looming, the AfD is struggling to polish its reputation despite jewish outcry surrounding some top party members. Earlier in January, Bjorn Hoecke, the AfD leader in Thuringia, described Germany Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial as a “monument of shame” and vowed a “180-degree shift in the policy of remembrance.”
As the speech caused jewish outrage, the party quickly moved to expel the politician despite widespread support for him among the grassroots membership.
AfD leader Frauke Petry, who personally initiated the move, said Hoecke had crossed the line of what is “democratically acceptable,” while some German newspapers responded with publishing front page images of the politician and the NS propagandaminister Josef Goebbels, with the caption: “He’s still there.”