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Hitler voice mail message brings jail time

An Austrian man who used an oath of loyalty to Adolf Hitler for his cell phone voice mail has been sentenced to an extra two months in prison.
/ Source: The Associated Press

An Austrian man who used an oath of loyalty to Adolf Hitler for his cell phone voice mail has been sentenced to two months in prison.

Police came across the message on the 20-year-old’s phone in 2004 when they called to question him about a burglary.

Prosecutors say he downloaded the message from the Internet. It includes the repeating of the phrase “Sieg Heil!”

The defendant says that the download was a “spontaneous act” and that he did not fully embrace the meaning of the oath.

He was sentenced to a year in prison for theft and fencing stolen goods, but the court decided to tack on two extra months for using the oath.

A law in Austria makes Nazi propaganda a crime.