Wunsiedel's anti-Nazi charity trick raises 10,000 euros

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By Euronews
Wunsiedel's anti-Nazi charity trick raises 10,000 euros

A small town in Germany has raised 10,000 euros for an anti-Nazi charity by playing a trick on neo-Nazis.

Wunsiedel was the burial site of one of Adolf Hitler’s deputies, Rudolph Hess. For the last 25 years far-right groups have been coming to the town to pay tribute.

This year the residents of the town made the outing into a charity walkathon, without the knowledge of the participants.

As the far-right group walked along the route, local businesses donated ten euros per metre marched to EXIT-Deutschland, a charity that helps people leave neo-Nazi groups.

Along the route the villagers set up motivational signs and showered them with confetti at the finish line.

The organisers explained that they wanted to use creative ways to put an end to the far-right pilgrimage.