A female pensioner from the eastern German city of Dresden was slapped with a fine of 750 euros, after wishing her friends a happy Easter by sharing a photo of swastika painted eggs on her Facebook account.
"I wish you a happy Easter Monday," 70-year-old Margit H. commented the photo, but her disturbing post was not received well by her friends, who filed a complaint.
She also shared other posts with far-right content on her Facebook page in the past, German daily Bild reported.
After receiving a fine of 750 euros, the pensioner applied to the district court to object the decision, claiming that she did not know the meaning of the symbols.
However her reasoning was not plausible enough for the judge, who said that the old lady "must be off the track," if she thought people would believe her.
The disappointed pensioner later withdrew her objection, admitting to the crime.
The swastika symbol is known to have an extensive history, as it was used at least 5,000 years before Adolf Hitler designed the Nazi flag.
However, it gained fame after the Nazi party chose the symbol for its flag, associating it with the idea of a racially "pure" state and German nationalist pride.
Some 6 million European Jews, including 1.5 million children, were systematically killed by Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany during World War II. Holocaust victims represented about two-thirds of the 9 million Jewish people living in Europe.
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