Swastika-shaped Alabama care home

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New York, Mar 15 (UNI) It is home to 117 elderly residents who are passing their twilight years in the peace and serenity of the Wesley Acres in Alabama.

However, concerned over the arial view of the Methodist retirement home that outlines it as one big Swastika, the agency owning the government-funded building is considering altering its shape to disguise the Nazi symbol.

The planners, who designed the campus in 1980, have been accused of having far-Right beliefs.

According to researcher Avrahaum Segol, the Swastika shape was homage to German scientists who designed the V2 rockets launched against Allied targets in World War II.

The scientists were brought to nearby Huntsville after the war to work on the NASA spaceships which would eventually put man on the moon.

The Alabama retirement home a ''sister building'' to swastika-shaped barracks at Naval Base Coronado in California and they were both part of a government-funded conspiracy to honour Nazis, Mr segol said.

Methodist Homes Corporation of Alabama lawyer, Mike Giles, said the conspiracy claims were ridiculous and the designing was not intentional.

The one-storey building underwent 500,000 pound alteration in 2001 with funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development but the addition of two wings did little to hide the offensive shape and in some ways accentuated it.


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