"Nazis out!" daubed on a fence near the main gate of the Fürstenberg barracks inDonaueschingen Getty
The head of Germany’s armed forces has calledfor an inspection of all army barracks after investigators discovered Nazi-eramilitary memorabilia in a garrison, broadening a scandal about right-wingextremism among soldiers.
The discovery at a barracks in Donaueschingen,in southwest Germany,was made in an investigation that began after similar Nazi-era items were foundin the garrison of an army officer arrested on suspicion of planning a raciallymotivated attack.
As a result, general inspector VolkerWieker ordered a wider search of barracks.
“The generalinspector has instructed that all properties be inspected to see whether ruleson dealing with heritage with regard to the Wehrmacht and National Socialismare being observed,” a Defence Ministry spokesman said.
Defence Minister Ursula Von der Leyen saidthe military must root out right-wing extremism.
“We aretraining people with weapons. It is right that there are higher standards forus. A ‘carry on’ attitude is out of the question,” she told weekly newspaperBild am Sonntag.