May 13, 1997 in Nation/World

License Plate Honoring Nazi Gas Revoked

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Virginia recalled a license plate Monday reading “ZYKLON B” the gas used in Nazi death camps - that was issued to a man convicted two years ago of painting slurs on a black church.

Zyklon B was used in the sham showers at Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps to kill hundreds of thousands of Jews and other prisoners.

The state will send the owner, Ryan Maziarka, a new plate later this week.

The recall came after the Anti-Defamation League complained that the plate violated state guidelines prohibiting “offensive” and “disparaging” content on license plates.

Maziarka, 21, reached at his home Monday night, said he couldn’t give the plates back even if he wanted to. He said they were stolen off his car Monday when he was at work.


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