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Greek street poster depicts Angela Merkel dressed as Nazi.


Angry at the fate of the euro, Greeks are comparing the German government with the Nazis who occupied their country in the Second World War.

In a Greek newspaper some cartoons have presented modern-day German officials dressed in Nazi uniform.

Meanwhile, a street poster depicts Chancellor Angela Merkel dressed as an officer in Hitler’s regime accompanied with the words: “Public nuisance”.

Angela Merkel wears a swastika armband bearing the EU stars logo on the outside.

The campaign has been provoked by Germany’s role in driving through painful measures to stop Greece’s debt crisis from spiralling out of control.

Angela Merkel wears a swastika armband bearing the EU stars logo on the outside

Angela Merkel wears a swastika armband bearing the EU stars logo on the outside

Greek people are furious at the deal; even though it means the banks will write off 50% of the country’s debt and Socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou said his country had “avoided a mortal national danger”.

In the same time, Greek opposition blasted the landmark agreement, with conservatives warning it condemned the country to “nine more years of collapse and poverty”.

The Greek government officials, who agreed to the belt-tightening moves, have been also portrayed in cartoons giving the Nazi “Sieg Heil” salute.


Germany’s interference has revived historical enmities and evoked comparisons to the massive destruction of Greece at the hands of Hitler’s Germany more than 65 years ago.

Cartoons have sprung up depicting the European Union’s “troika” as ferocious soldiers in Second World War uniforms.

The liberal newspaper Eleftherotypia is regularly targeting Greek finance minister Evangelos Venizelos, who is often shown in cartoons making a Nazi salute.

One of the cartoons shows a German soldier watching over Minister Evangelos Venizelos as he barks at a Greek citizen to pay more taxes.

Another cartoon presents a young Greek answering a German soldier asking why there were no names on a list of Greece’s newly formed labour reserve, saying: “They are empty as you exterminated the Communists, the Jews, the homosexuals, the gypsies and the crazies last time.”