The Sachsenhausen Memorial has denied fake messages spread in Telegram groups that it is ready to accept and accommodate refugees from Ukraine at the site of a former concentration camp.
According to the publication Bildthe German police are investigating the incident, which falls under Article 130 of the Criminal Code – inciting hatred.
On Tuesday, the memorial in Oranienburg pointed to a fake social media post that has been actively circulating on the Internet for a week now. The disinformative message says that the administration of the Sachsenhausen museum complex decided to help the Ukrainian people: “We are ready to accept refugees arriving in Berlin. We have comfortable rooms in a purpose-built temporary hotel on the territory of the museum complex.”
The representative of the museum complex Horst Seeferens denied the information and called it part of a “campaign of digital disinformation, the source of which is usually located in Russia.”
As previously reported, Germany is allocating an additional 2.4 billion euros this year to cover financial costs for the maintenance of Ukrainian refugees in the country.