The deputy leader of neonazi Golden Dawn instructed young children on how to chant “Heil Hitler” and give the Nazi salute, according to a video recording made public by a leading Sunday newspaper.
In the video clip, published by Kathimerini, Christos Pappas can be heard encouraging a young boy, dressed in a traditional Greek costume and wearing a swastika armband, to say “Heil Hitler” while holding a small Nazi flag.
When the boy does as he is told, Pappas praises him by saying: “Well done, my brave man. Well done, my boy!”
The faces of the children in the video have been blurred to protect their identity. The newspaper said the clip is one of four that that is included in the case file against Pappas, who along with Golden Dawn’s leader and other MPs, is facing charges of forming and directing a criminal organisation. The videos are believed to have been found by police on a hard drive in Pappas’ home in a search conducted last year.
In another scene, a younger child, a girl, is also taught how to say “Heil Hitler”.
“Do a ‘Heil Hitler’ for me. Do a ‘Heil Hitler’ for me,” Pappas asks the child, who is wearing a Mickey Mouse top.
An older girl assists in showing the younger child how to outstretch her arm. “This way, boing! This way, boing! ‘Heil Hitler,’” she says.
“Heil, my child, Heil,” Pappas, who was was elected MP for the neonazi party in 2012, then tells the child.