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Chinese tourists learn that the Nazi salute remains a serious matter in Germany

Chinese tourists learn that the Nazi salute remains a serious matter in Germany

Two Chinese tourists discovered the hard way that giving the outlawed Hitlergruss — or Nazi salute — in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin is no laughing matter in Germany.

The two men, ages 49 and 36, were quickly detained after police spotted them taking pictures of each other in front of the country’s most popular tourist spot Saturday while giving the stiff-armed “Heil Hitler” greeting that is illegal in Germany and punishable by up to three years in jail.

The tourists, who were released after posting a total of $1,200 in bail set by a local judge, were the latest in a long line of foreigners to run afoul of the strict laws outlawing not only the Hitler...

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