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Workers find giant swastika buried beneath soccer field

A construction crew digging up a soccer field in Germany discovered the 13-foot by 13-foot hate symbol buried more than a foot under the surface at the facility used by the Billstedt-Horn sports club in Hamburg.

Authorities have since ordered that the swastika be broken into little piece and taken away, Deutsche Welle reported.

A giant Swastika-shaped foundation sits on construction site in Hamburg.

(Christian Charisius/AP)

It is believed to have been the foundation of a Nazi monument on the land that was taken down decades ago.

Swastikas and other Nazi symbols are outlawed in Germany, though many buildings built by the Third Reich still stand.


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