Workers unearth giant concrete swastika in Hamburg
Sheetal Sukhija - Wednesday 22nd November, 2017
The giant concrete swastika was unearthed by construction workers
The swastika was unearthed on a sports field in the northern city of Hamburg
Workers were digging in the ground with an excavator to build changing rooms
HAMBURG, Germany - Unfolding more mystery from a forgotten era in Germany, construction workers in the northern city of Hamburg unearthed a giant concrete swastika on a sports field.
According to the German news agency DPA, workers were digging in the ground with an excavator to build changing rooms when they suddenly hit the 13-by-13 foot Nazi symbol.
Further, the report quoted members of the sports club at the Hein-Kling stadium in the city's Billstedt district as saying that the swastika served as a foundation for a monument that was torn down decades ago.
Meanwhile, city officials have stated that they want the swastika, which was buried 1.3 feet below the ground, gone as quickly as possible.
Officials have planned to destroy the swastika with jackhammers, since it is too heavy to be transported away.
The swastika is the latest find uncovered in Germany to date from Hitler’s Third Reich.
The previous such discovery was made two years ago, when an amateur archaeologist found a collection of gold coins worth $70,000 reportedly buried during the Nazi era.
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