BERLIN (JTA) — A former police officer was fined for beheading a wax figure of Hitler last summer.
The unnamed perpetrator, who is unemployed, must pay $1,227 for taking off the head at Berlin’s new Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in July.
In his court hearing, the man said he had intended to protest against what he considered to be the crass commercialism of Madame Tussauds in installing a model of Hitler close to the former seat of Nazi power.
The perpetrator, one of the first to enter the museum, had lunged past guards to reach the Hitler figure. He also slightly injured a guard.
The figure was repaired and now stands under close watch at the museum. Visitors are not permitted to pose for photos with the Hitler figure.