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Germany: Enormous swastika unearthed during construction work in Hamburg02:11

Germany: Enormous swastika unearthed during construction work in Hamburg

Germany, Hamburg
November 21, 2017 at 13:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

An enormous swastika was discovered by construction workers at a sports field in Hamburg on Tuesday.

Excavators were preparing the foundations for new changing rooms at Billstedt-Horn sports club when they unearthed a four-by-four meter (13 by 13 ft.) concrete swastika.

The sports club believes that this is all that remains of a Nazi-era monument which once stood next to the playing field.

Hamburg-Mitte Mayor Falko Drossmann has since ordered its removal. Machine diggers are unable to extract the swastika because of its size and weight, so builders will instead have to rely on a jackhammer to break the relic up into manageable pieces.

Una enorme esvástica fue descubierta por los trabajadores que realizaban una obra en un terreno deportivo en Hamburgo, el martes.

Las excavadoras estaban preparando los cimientos para los nuevos vestuarios en el club deportivo Billstedt-Horn cuando desenterraron una esvástica de cemento de cuatro por cuatro metros.

El club deportivo cree que esto es todo lo que queda de un monumento de la era nazi que alguna vez estuvo junto al terreno de juego.

El alcalde de Hamburgo-Mitte Falko Drossmann ordenó su eliminación. Los maquinas excavadoras no pueden extraer la esvástica debido a su tamaño y peso, por lo que los constructores tendrán que depender de un martillo neumático para romper la piedra en trozos más manejables.

Germany: Enormous swastika unearthed during construction work in Hamburg02:11
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An enormous swastika was discovered by construction workers at a sports field in Hamburg on Tuesday.

Excavators were preparing the foundations for new changing rooms at Billstedt-Horn sports club when they unearthed a four-by-four meter (13 by 13 ft.) concrete swastika.

The sports club believes that this is all that remains of a Nazi-era monument which once stood next to the playing field.

Hamburg-Mitte Mayor Falko Drossmann has since ordered its removal. Machine diggers are unable to extract the swastika because of its size and weight, so builders will instead have to rely on a jackhammer to break the relic up into manageable pieces.

Una enorme esvástica fue descubierta por los trabajadores que realizaban una obra en un terreno deportivo en Hamburgo, el martes.

Las excavadoras estaban preparando los cimientos para los nuevos vestuarios en el club deportivo Billstedt-Horn cuando desenterraron una esvástica de cemento de cuatro por cuatro metros.

El club deportivo cree que esto es todo lo que queda de un monumento de la era nazi que alguna vez estuvo junto al terreno de juego.

El alcalde de Hamburgo-Mitte Falko Drossmann ordenó su eliminación. Los maquinas excavadoras no pueden extraer la esvástica debido a su tamaño y peso, por lo que los constructores tendrán que depender de un martillo neumático para romper la piedra en trozos más manejables.

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