April 22, 1995 in Nation/World

Police Arrest 80 Neo-Nazis

From Staff And Wire Reports

Police arrested more than 80 neo-Nazis who marked Adolf Hitler’s birthday with parties in several parts of Germany.

Rightist propaganda, weapons and racist music tapes were seized, authorities said Friday.

Thursday marked the 106th anniversary of Hitler’s birth. The Nazi dictator committed suicide on April 30, 1945, as the Red Army entered Berlin at the end of World War II.

Most of those arrested late Thursday were released, but authorities said some of them would face charges. It is illegal in Germany to be a member of a Nazi party, possess Nazi materials, give the Nazi salute, promote racism or deny that the Holocaust occurred.

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