German Town of Herxheim am Berg to Repeat Vote on March 12, Over Nazis Bell in the Community’s Church.

The mayor of a German town of Herxheim am Berg, George Welker  has called for the  repeat of votes over the decision on a bell in honour of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

Nazi Bell with inscription. 

According to an eyewitness,  the bell is said to have been in the community’s Church as part of its history and a way of  honouring Adolf Hitler as far back as 1934 which has an inscription, “Everything for the Fatherland – Adolf Hitler,” until 2017 when a debate over the importance of the bell in the community began.  Some argued that the bell is offensive while others thought is not important,  this led to a decision by the community leaders voted 10-3 in a secret ballot to allow the bell in the church which was part of the Nazis bells distributed during the Nazis era.

The dictatorship of Adolf Hitler through the Nazi Party from 1933 to 1945 is refered to as Nazi German,  racism, especially antisemitism, was a central feature of the regime. The the Nordic race were considered by the Nazis to be the purest branch of the Aryan race and were therefore viewed as the master race. Millions of Jews and other peoples deemed undesirable by the state were said to have been murdered in the Holocaust.  Members of the liberal, socialist, and communist opposition were killed, imprisoned, or exiled. Christian churches were oppressed, with many leaders imprisoned. (wikipedia.org)

The Mayor said,  the repeated is  due to technical errors. A new date for the repeat vote is scheduled to take place on March 12.

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