Brazilian pool sports giant swastika


(JTA) — A large swastika was discovered painted on the bottom of a swimming pool in southern Brazil.

The large Nazi symbol was identified during a kidnapping investigation last week, where police used aerial surveillance, CNN reported.

Located on private property in Pomerode, in the southern state of Santa Catarina, the swastika reportedly has decorated the bottom of the pool for 13 years.

No charges will be filed since the pool is located on private property, according to CNN, citing local officials.

The homeowner is not promoting Nazism, according to local officials.

Many Germans and Austrians immigrated to the Santa Catarina region, which according to a Brazilian tourist website is home to the second largest Oktoberfest in the world, attracting well over 1 million people every year.

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