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COPS HUNT NAZI SLUR NET BULLIES Sisters targeted by bile; Sisters targeted by bile.

Byline: Charlie Gall

TWO German sisters claim they have been dubbed "Nazis" by vile bullies at school and on the internet.

Victoria Karl, 16, says the taunts made her suicidal and forced her to quit school.

And her family fear sister Franzisca, 14, will suffer a similar fate.

The family, who moved to Scotland from Germany six years ago, say the bullying began when the girls were at primary school.

Franzisca, a pupil at Peterhead Academy, claims messages sent to her on a social networking site included one saying she should "be sent to the gas chambers".

Mum Claudia, 46, from Boddam, near Peterhead, said yesterday: "We can see Franzisca going down the same road as her sister.

"At the same time as these messages were posted, Franzisca had boys in her class calling her a Nazi and a terrorist."

Victoria finally quit school after an attack in 2008 left her with a cracked skull.

She said: "I left Peterhead Academy because I could no longer cope. I was self-harming and I refused to eat. I don't want my sister to go through the same."

Victoria's attacker was expelled and later dealt with by a children's panel.

The family are now in talks with Aberdeenshire Council to get Franzisca moved to Ellon Academy.

The council confirmed they are investigating an allegation of bullying. Police are also making inquiries.

Jeannie Felsinger, of Grampian Racial Equality Council, said: "This highlights how racism can't be pigeon-holed into an issue that concerns one nationality, one colour or one group against another."

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