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Germany Condemns Greek Cartoon Depicting Schaeuble As Nazi - Yahoo News

In the cartoon, carried in the daily Avgi (The Dawn), mouthpiece of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' Syriza party, Schaeuble says "we insist on soap from your fat" and "we are discussing fertilizer from your ashes", references to the fate of Jews in the Nazi death camps of World War Two. "I always uphold the principle of free speech but on a very personal level I find this caricature offensive and the cartoonist should be ashamed," German finance ministry spokesman Martin Jaeger told a regular news conference. Relations between Germany, Europe's paymaster, and debt-ridden Greece have become particularly strained since the Jan. 25 election that swept the anti-austerity Syriza to power. Earlier this week, during a visit to Berlin, http://leonlpnz.blogs.experienceproject.com/4528165.html Greece's new foreign minister pressed his government's claim for World War Two reparations over Nazi Germany's brutal occupation of his country. Germany says all reparation issues have been settled. During Greece's years-long debt crisis, anti-austerity protesters have often depicted German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a Nazi uniform or with a Hitler moustache. Schaeuble has long this link been a leading advocate of the tough austerity program. Avgi captioned the cartoon on the back page of its Feb.
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