A German politician has left his very right party, Alternative for Germany or AfD, to start a new party with a logo that was once used by Austrian Nazis in the 1930s. The little blue cornflower was used as a secret symbol of the national socialists in the 1930s Austria. Politician André Poggenburg resigned from his post as AfD regional leader last year after calling Turkish "camel drivers" and dual citizenship immigrants a "homeless mob that we no longer want." His new party translating into the Awakening of German Patriots in English will use a cornflower against the backdrop of a German flag as its symbol. Poggenburg told Welt, a German newspaper that he was opposed to a "shift to the left" in AfD, who spent the last few months tearing off extreme elements in an attempt to appear more moderate. He also accused it of "hysteria" over the possibility of being watched by German security services. Poggenburg was one of the most controversial characters in AfD, and has repeatedly been under fire for his use of Nazi vocabulary. "Unfortunately, in the past weeks and months, the development within AfD has shown that it is no longer my political home," he wrote in an email announcing his departure.