German radio presenter fired over Nazi slogan
A German radio presenter has been fired after saying "Work Sets You Free".
This was a slogan used at some Nazi concentration camps, to listeners who had to work at the weekend, a newspaper said.
Several listeners of the Munich-based Radio Gong 96.3 complained during the July 28 programme when the 39-year-old female freelance presenter made the remark, according to the BZ paper.
One couple filed charges after having reportedly been told by another radio employee to take the comment as a joke. Munich public prosecutors have opened preliminary proceedings on suspicion of inciting racial hatred, the paper said.
It quoted the radio station's head Georg Dingler as saying both women had been dismissed.
"The station has long been committed to fighting the far right," Dingler told BZ.