Son is forced to remove tribute to late father because it looks like Adolf Hitler

Fury over ‘Adolf Hitler’ sculpture in German cemetery: Son is forced to remove tribute to deceased father for looking like Nazi leader (and insists 88 ‘Heil Hitler’ code is just his door number)

  • Oliver, 51, has been forced to remove a tribute to his late father in Germany
  • People complained that the statue looked like Adolf Hitler with mustache
  • It had jersey number 88, which in neo-Nazi circles is a synonym for ‘Heil Hitler’
  • Oliver explained that the jersey was because his father was number 88. lived

A son has been forced to remove a tribute to his late father after people complained that the statue resembled Adolf Hitler.

The dispute erupted at Weil im Schönbuch in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, after a new statue was placed on the grave of Edwald E., who died in 2013.

His son Oliver, 51, had a new wooden figure placed on the grave in mid-July, where the figure had a beard and mustache and wore a number 88 sweater.

Oliver has been forced to remove a tribute to his late father Edwald after people complained that the statue resembled Adolf Hitler, with beard, mustache and number 88 sweater

Outraged citizens called Mayor Wolfgang Lahl, 52, who was concerned about the wooden figure and its alleged resemblance to Hitler, Image reported.

The number 88 on the sweater caused a stir because in neo-Nazi circles it is a synonym for “Heil Hitler” because the H is the eighth letter of the alphabet.

Oliver’s lawyer explained that his father was a football club cashier for 30 years, which explains the jersey, while he lived at number 88, which is why that number was on the jersey.

The mayor had the statue, which was formed by the artist Vincent Kröner from Kirchentellinsfurst, removed and Oliver is allowed to place the statue in his front yard

The mayor had the statue, which was formed by the artist Vincent Kröner from Kirchentellinsfurst, removed and Oliver is allowed to place the statue in his front yard

Outraged citizens called Mayor Wolfgang Lahl, 52, who was concerned about the wooden figure and its alleged resemblance to Hitler

Outraged citizens called Mayor Wolfgang Lahl, 52, who was concerned about the wooden figure and its alleged resemblance to Hitler

The mayor had the statue, formed by the artist Vincent Kröner from Kirchentellinsfurst, removed and Oliver was allowed to place the statue in his front yard.

State security is conducting investigations based on the German Criminal Code, which prohibits the ‘use of symbols of unconstitutional organizations’ outside the context of ‘art or science, research or education’.

The law has mainly been used to ban Nazi and Communist symbols, but does not list the individual symbols that should be banned.

The number 88 on the sweater caused a stir because in neo-Nazi circles it is a synonym for

The number 88 on the sweater caused a stir because in neo-Nazi circles it is a synonym for “Heil Hitler” because the H is the eighth letter of the alphabet. Oliver’s lawyer explained that his father had been a football club cashier for 30 years while he lived at number 88

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