http://worldblog.msnbc.msn.com/_new...ers-courageous-crusade-tackling-neo-nazi-hate BERLIN Irmela Mensah-Schramm has embarked on her very personal "combat mission" almost daily for 26 years. Her weapons? A scraper, nail-polish remover, a camera and lots of courage. Come rain, heatwaves or stormy weather, the 66-year-old sets out to battle what she calls "extremely disturbing" neo-Nazi and racist graffiti, stickers and posters that blight the streets of Germany's capital. The retired special-needs teacher has now removed more than 90,000 stickers and scribblings. ------ "One morning, I saw a banned Nazi symbol well visible on a lamp post and was appalled that people in my neighborhood ignored it day in and day out, without removing this trash," Mensah-Schramm recalls. "Only a short while later, I witnessed an incident in which my Indian brother-in-law became the victim of racist bashing. This shocked me so much that I decided to act." ------ She documents much of the offensive material in photographs and has compiled a scrapbook, which she always carries with her. Mensah-Schramm calls her project "Hate Destroys". "For many years, I have been displaying my pictures in exhibits across the country," Mensah-Schramm says. "I talk about my experiences in schools and I regularly host workshops with children and students, generating awareness for the bad impact of these ugly racist messages." ----- "I have been threatened many times by neo-Nazis, who have seen me remove their works, she says. And once, I came across big letters written on a wall that read: 'Schramm, we will get you'. More with pics and video at link.... What a gutsy lady...she has my admiration!