Enormous Nazi-Era Swastika Unearthed During Construction Work in Hamburg
A dark past has been unearthed at a Hamburg sports club, where builders have discovered a giant stone swastika buried near the site of a new locker room facility.
Construction work is underway at Billstedt-Horn football and athletics club, which predates World War I. But a forgotten symbol of Germany’s notorious National Socialist Party government of the 1930s has hampered the laying of new building foundations at the site.
Last Friday, an excavator unexpectedly hit rock – which was later found to be a giant swastika. The infamous emblem was co-opted by the Nazi party and embraced by Adolf Hitler.