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Family secret unveiled in new book

Derek Niemann Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man from Sandy in Bedfordshire who discovered his grandfather was a Nazi has written a book about his double life.

Derek Niemann uncovered the family secret online while planning a trip to Berlin.

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His grandfather Karl was an SS officer who managed slave labour in concentration camps.

He discovered a collection of photographs which showed his double ife in black and while.

He was supervising concentration camps slave labourers there. And his family knew, or certainly my father and his siblings knew nothing of this. My grandfather must have seen people being hung, he must have seen them with skeletal bodies yet he was going home to a normal family."

– Derek Niemann

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Crowds gather for the Luton Carnival parade

It is getting busy in St George's Square as crowds wait for the big Luton Carnival parade to arrive.

Girls with brightly coloured feathers in their hair. Credit: ITV News Anglia
Police officers are managing the event. Credit: ITV News Anglia
Pair getting into the carnival spirit. Credit: ITV News Anglia

There is live music and lots of spontaneous dancing, despite the drizzle.

140 Bedfordshire Police officers are on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Lots of people are getting into the carnival spirit with some very colourful costumes.

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