HAMBURG, GERMANY – A German man is facing up to six months in jail for having a speech by Adolf Hitler as his mobile phone ring tone.
The 54-year-old had a Hitler speech – in which the Fuehrer pledged the ‘destruction of world Jewry’ if Germany was ‘dragged’ into war – programmed into his Nokia phone.
Passengers aboard a train in Hamburg heard the bizarre ring-tone several times during a journey and reported him to police who seized him at the end of his journey.
When he was taken into custody police also found swastika stickers and photo of Hitler on the telephone with the words: ‘The greatest commander of all time’.
He was charged with violating the German constitution which expressly forbids public displays of the Nazis and all their works.
He could face a maximum of six months in jail.