BERLIN – A Berlin state court says it has convicted three people for organizing events aimed at indoctrinating children and teenagers with neo-Nazi ideals.
The court said Tuesday that they helped organize a campout in 2006 where children decorated masks with swastikas and also a 2007 event where youngsters were taught far-right racial theories and shown the anti-Semitic Nazi propaganda film “The Eternal Jew.” The display of Nazi symbols or propaganda material is illegal in Germany. The three were part of the far-right the Homeland-Faithful German Youth, or HDJ, which was banned in 2009. Their sentences ranged from a fine to probation.