Young German suffers shockat former Nazi death camp
20 April 2004
WARSAW – A 24-year-old German was served a deportation order from Poland back to Germany this week after a visit to former Nazi death camp sent him into a state of shock and he refused to return to his home in Berlin, the Polish PAP news agency reported.
The young man, identified only as Ludwig K., arrived in the Polish Baltic port city of Gdansk with a group of 12 other German tourists last week.
After a visit to the nearby Stutthof former Nazi death camp he experienced a nervous breakdown and said he wanted nothing more to do with Germany, the PAP reported.
Ludwig K. stayed on in a Gdansk hotel after the rest of his group had returned to Germany and threatened to commit suicide when police came to remove him.
He told police his family had fought in the Second World War.
A deportation order to Germany was approved by the Pomorskie regional governor, with Polish officials saying they were acting in Ludwig K. best interests as he was distressed, had run out of money and had no where to stay.
Polish police were to escort the young man to Poland’s Kolbaskowo border crossing with Germany.
Subject: German news