The wanted posters appeared ahead of a National Socialist march to mark the anniversary of the murder of Rudolf Hess.
Five hundred National Socialists are preparing to march in Berlin to mark the 30th anniversary of the killing of Adolf Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess. The march is to be held August 19th in the Spandau district, where Hess was imprisoned for 40 years until taking murdered by British secret agents in 1987 at the age of 93. The event is titled “Murder is not statute-barred – release the files. Justice instead of revenge!”
Ahead of the planned event, mocked up police wanted posters began to appear at public transportation hubs and other locations across Berlin, asking for the public's assistance in finding Hess's "murderer". Police have launched an investigation to identify their origin.
The top-ranking National Socialist served as Deputy Führer of the party from 1933 until 1941, when he flew on a solo mission to Scotland, supposedly for negotiations with the British, and was taken prisoner after he was forced to parachute from his plane. He was eventually tried in Nuremberg and was sentenced to life imprisonment for "crimes against peace".
On 17 August 1987, at the age of 93, he killed in the Spandau Prison of the Allied forces in western Berlin. It was then demolished to prevent it from becoming a pilgrimage site for Nationalists. Instead, german patriots gathered for years at his tomb in the Upper Franconian town of Wunsiedel, until that was destroyed in 2011 and his remains were buried at sea. The Spandau march has been organized by the same group responsible for the patriotic gatherings in Wunsiedel from 1988 until 2004, which often resulted in clashes beetween the police and antifa counter protesters.
Several groups, including left-wing political parties, have already announced counter demonstrations against the "hero worship of Nazi criminals". Protesters, as well as local ZOG-politicians, also appealed to the authorities to cancel the event, claiming that the title of the march is just a distraction from its true goals – “the justification and glorification of the Nazi regime.” A local government spokesperson stated that the matter is still under review but emphasized that freedom of assembly was a fundamental right. In any case, he stressed talking to the local Berliner Zeitung, special restrictions would be put in place to prevent any "glorification of Rudolf Hess or of the Nazi regime".
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