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07/09/2013 09:30 BST | Updated 07/11/2013 05:12 GMT

Neo-Nazi Condoms? Anti-Immigrant NDP Contraceptive Campaign Sparks Outrage in Germany

The condoms were used in the far-right party's campaign against immigrant births
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The condoms were used in the far-right party's campaign against immigrant births

The youth branch of the far-right National Democratic Party (NDP) in Germany has sparked outrage after it sent out racist condoms to politicians.

The controversial condoms were marked with an offensive message that were used in the far-right party's campaign against immigrant births.

The contraceptives came in black boxes bearing the slogan "For foreigners and certain Germans".

The activists sent them to politicians and lawmakers as a protest against "unchecked immigration".

The message had a particular resonance in the country where the Nazi party also tried to control childbirth, encouraging people considered pure-blood Germans to breed, while going as far as sterilizing people from other groups.

The condoms came with a letter, telling lawmakers: "We are protesting against unchecked immigration and the resulting population change in our country.

"You are failing to provide the foundations for a family policy which will halt the demographic catastrophe facing our people," the letter added.

Green party politician Volker Beck - a leading anti-fascist campaigner - received one of the condoms in the post the Hamburger Morgenpost newspaper reported.

He complained to the maker of the condom's, R&S, who have since apologised and pledged to donate 10,000 condoms as well as the proceeds from the NPD order to a German foundation against right-wing extremism and anti-Semitism.

"We are very sorry that this major error happened and that our condoms were connected to such propaganda," R&S head Axel Roth said in a statement.

"We should have been more careful when checking the printed material."

Germany tried in 2003 to ban the NPD, a party branded "racist, anti-Semitic and revisionist" by Germany's domestic intelligence service, but failed.