The federal government’s anti-Semitism commissioner, Felix Klein, suggested that Free Voters leader Hubert Aiwanger visit the Dachau concentration camp memorial in the leaflet affair. “The Bavarian Prime Minister (Markus Söder/CSU) has decided to keep Hubert Aiwanger in office,” Klein told the Editorial Network Germany (RND). “It would now be a good sign if he not only sought talks with the Jewish communities, but also with the memorial sites in Bavaria and strengthened their important work, for example by visiting Dachau. In doing so, he would be fulfilling his role model function as a responsible politician. “

The concentration camp just outside Munich was one of the first Nazi concentration camps and is one of the best known. The National Socialists used it as a model for other camps. The name Dachau is still a worldwide term for the terror during Hitler’s dictatorship. More than 200,000 people were imprisoned there and in the subcamps from 1933 onwards; at least 41,500 people died there from hunger, disease, torture or were murdered.