|Nazi concentration camp|
Two Turkish students were arrested after they gave Nazi salutes to Israeli Jews who were visiting a Nazi concentration camp site, according to police reports in Poland.
Now, the two students from Turkey, who greeted a group of Israeli students at the Majdanek concentration camp with the Nazi salute, claim that they were just "making a joke.”
Mehmet A., 21, and Mesut T., 24, were arrested in Poland last week, after they allegedly shouted "Heil Hitler.”
After the Israeli students filed a formal complaint with police, the Turkish men were taken into custody for questioning.
They now face charges of promoting fascist propaganda and insulting Jews, offenses which carry a prison sentence of three years in Poland.
"All we wanted to do was to take a few pictures as memories of the camp. We did not know it was a crime to do this in Poland," Mehmet A. said.