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My Life is Heil

A 35-year-old German Tourette's sufferer who can't stop shouting 'Sieg Heil' has told how he lives in constant fear of being attacked by offended passers by.

Daniel Weber, from Berlin, explained: "It gets worse when I get nervous. So if I'm on a bus or a train and I see anyone with an immigration background I start worrying about what would happen if I lost control.

"But the more I worry, the more likely I am to have an episode. Then I can't stop myself from shouting 'Sieg Heil'."

He was speaking out after another Tourette's victim - who can't stop making heil Hitler salutes at black people - was beaten senseless in Hamburg.

Gerrit Moeller, 16, was knocked unconscious when he raised his arm in the distinctive salute to a Tube train passenger.

"My son is sick. He can't help himself. But there should be more awareness of the condition," said his mum Nicola Oeller.

German Herald





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