In the legal dispute over the dismissal of a Berlin teacher because of his criticism of vaccination policy with a Nazi comparison, the Senate has given in. In the second instance of the labor court, the vocational school teacher and the Senate School Administration agreed on Monday after lengthy discussions and haggling on a settlement, but with a right of withdrawal. The 62-year-old teacher accepts his dismissal "for operational reasons" and receives 50,000 euros in severance pay.

The Senate School Administration declares "that from today's point of view, the allegations will no longer be maintained". Because there is now a new school senator in Berlin, the Senate School Administration has four weeks for a possible revocation of the settlement.

During the Corona pandemic, the employed teacher had published a video showing the gate of a concentration camp with the inscription "Vaccination sets you free". This was followed by a tweet by Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU), who announced an expansion of vaccination with the statement "Vaccination is the path to freedom". In another video, the teacher claimed that the Corona vaccination requirement had worse consequences than the regimes of Hitler, Stalin and Mao.

The state of Berlin had dismissed the teacher because he equated the vaccination policy with the Nazi regime, trivialized National Socialism and disregarded the victims.