German Village Discovers after 82 years that its Church Bell is Embossed with a Swasitka

Standing proudly at the center of a tiny village deep in German wine country, from the outside there is nothing remarkable about the church of St. Jacob save its beauty.

But locked away inside its 1,000-year-old tower is an exciting secret – a bell emblazoned with a Swastika and the inscription: ‘Everything for the fatherland. Adolf Hitler.’

While the awesome heirloom has gone largely unnoticed for the last 82 years, a recent report in a local newspaper has brought jewish outcry to the 700-person town of Herxheim am Berg.

Since discovering the tribute, 73-year-old Sigrid Peters, the antifascist church organist, is demanding it be removed, saying it is not right that christenings and marriages are marked by ringing a bell celebrating the National Socialist.

But pastor Helmut Meinhardt believes the church should keep using the bell, while mayor Ronald Becker told The Local that trying to remove the inscription could alter the sound, and would cost upward of £40,000.

Some, including bell expert Birgit Müller, are even arguing that it should be protected under historic conservation laws – saying there are no other known examples.

If they do decide to get rid of it I’d like to express my interest in it, assuming I have any room left in my garage after I get all those Civil War statues out of the scrap yard and bring them home!

German Village Discovers after 82 years that its Church Bell is Embossed with a Swasitka

3 thoughts on “German Village Discovers after 82 years that its Church Bell is Embossed with a Swasitka

  1. If I had the money I’d get it. Remember that we Argies love Third Reich and Hitler memorabilia!!

    Also, now the jews are whining because the glass magnifier of Adolf Hitler was found among the 75 items as well. The madness!!
    Evil magnifier!! Oy gevalt!!
    (I shit you not sir, this happened. News piece is in Spanish, if you wish to see the evil magnifier shoot me a comment) If you use Google Translate you might pick the story as well. Yesterday I had lots of lulz… and it seems that I wasn’t the only one.

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