The German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was depicted as Adolf Hitler by angry Greeks. He had proposed to suspend Greece from the eurozone for five years.
Greeks respond angrily to his proposal by calling him a Nazi. A new deal agreed by eurozone leaders has angered many Greeks with many directing their frustration at the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, who has had his image defaced with a Hitler lookalike. The resentment happened after Schaeuble proposed a temporary exit from the eurozone for Greece at last nights meeting of the creditors.
His talk of ‘aussteigen….schnell….schnell’ has produced a chorus of disapproval from the Greeks, with some comparing him to Adolf Hitler, calling him a Neo-Nazi criminal responsible for looting and mass devastation of Greece.
Newspapers laced the morning’s headlines with references to World War Two and railed against what they see as Berlin’s attempts to humiliate Greece.
In particular, Greeks bristled at Schaeuble’s proposal, which was not included in the final deal, for a temporary Greek exit from the euro zone, which many saw as tantamount to expulsion by stealth.
A poster depicting a defaced image of Schaeuble on the wall of a Eurobank branch in Athens highlighted the anger felt by some on the streets of Greece.
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