Hitler's Little Helpers Nazi Garden Gnomes Invade German Town

Visitors to the Bavarian town of Straubing will be startled at the sight of a mass of black gnomes standing in military formation and doing the Hitler salute this week. It is a temporary art installation by a German sculptor who wants to portray the little figures as "symptoms of a political disease."
One of artist Otmar Hörl's Nazi garden gnomes.

One of artist Otmar Hörl's Nazi garden gnomes.

Foto: A3609 Daniel Karmann/ dpa
SPIEGEL Staff