Greek doctor arrested for inciting hatred
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in northern Greece say a 57-year-old neurologist has been arrested for inciting racial hatred and weapons possession.
The doctor, who has not been named, has acknowledged he is a member of the extreme right Golden Dawn party.
Police intervened when informed that the doctor had put a plaque outside his office which said, in German, “Jews Not Welcome.”
A search at the doctor’s house retrieved 12 knives and three daggers, two inscribed with Nazi symbols, as well as pills without a prescription.
Golden Dawn, a formerly marginal Nazi-inspired party, entered Greek parliament at the last election in 2012 on an anti-immigrant platform.
About 95 percent of Thessaloniki’s almost 50,000-strong Jewish community at the start of the German World War II occupation perished in extermination camps.