- A Jewish surgeon at a German hospital walked out of the operating theatre and refused to operate on a patient after spotting he had a swastika tattoo on his arm.
The doctor, who has not been named, refused to perform thyroid surgery on the 36-year-old lorry driver when he saw the tattoo of an imperial eagle perched on top of a swastika, surrounded by laurel wreathes.
“I can’t operate on this man. I am Jewish,” the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung quoted him as saying. Leaving the patient anaesthetised, he found a senior colleague, who then performed a successful operation.
Webmaster note: Good thing it wasn’t a doctor with a swastika tattoo refusing to operate on a Jew!