- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 26, 2016

Police in Germany are searching for two suspected British neo-Nazis who were pictured giving a Hitler salute inside a former concentration camp where tens of thousands of people were murdered.

The photo was published on Twitter Friday by National Action, a known British neo-Nazi group, The Telegraph reported. The photo shows two men, their faces blurred, holding a National Action flag and giving the Nazi salute.

The men are standing inside a room known as the “corpse cellar” at the Buchenwald concentration camp, which now serves as a memorial and museum in Weimar.

A caption handwritten on the picture includes a smiley face and an arrow pointing to “meat hooks” on the wall from which SS guards choked more than 1,000 people to death, The Telegraph reported.

German police and intelligence services have reportedly launched an investigation to determine the identities of the men in the photo.

If found, they could face up to three years in prison in Germany, under strict laws which forbid Nazi symbols, The Telegraph reported.

“The photograph staged by alleged British neo-Nazis in the crematorium cellar of Buchenwald is witness to a very specific criminal ideology,” Volkhard Knigge, the director of the Buchenwald memorial, said in a statement. “The perpetrators openly profess Nazism and support for its mass murders. This is a serious dishonor to all the nearly 280,000 people held at Buchenwald, among whom there were also Britons.”

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