A photograph shows a young Angela Merkel posing with Adolf Hitler.
False. This picture shows Hitler with an anonymous girl. Mrs Merkel was born nine years after Hitler died.
A post shared on Facebook does not show a photograph of a young Angela Merkel, the current Chancellor of Germany, posing with Adolf Hitler.
This article is part of our work factchecking potentially false pictures, videos and stories on Facebook. You can read more about this—and find out how to report Facebook content—here. For the purposes of that scheme, we’ve rated this claim as false.
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