Britain / 05-10-2011
Wrexham - A man was jailed for nine months after he made a Nazi salute to a teenage Jewish youth leader in a hospital A&E unit.
Zbignigw Lebek, 49, who also sang out the names of the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps, was described as “a bully with hatred in his heart” by Judge Niclas Parry at Mold Crown Court.
Lebek, of Ruabon Road in Wrexham, admitted a religiously aggravated public order offence.
When police went around to the defendant’s home they found a Nazi flag draped over the banister with the swastika badge upon it.
Judge Parry told Lebek, who followed the proceedings with the aid of an interpreter: “This is a case which exemplifies all that is decent in our society and all that is rotten in our society.”
The victim, aged 18, was a devout teenager who gave up his time voluntarily to encourage and to enthuse young people.
That day he was taking a sick boy to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan.
“For no reason other than sick pleasure you humiliated him and you demeaned him. You made reference to one of the most horrific passages in the world’s history, for fun,” the judge said.
He ordered the flag to be destroyed.