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A German restaurant in Minneapolis in facing a firestorm of criticism for hosting a private party for diners dressed up in Nazi uniforms, which was held on Martin Luther King Day.
The Jan. 20 party drew concern from an unnamed staff member at the Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit restaurant, who decided to snap several photos of the event.
The cellphone images, which show men dressed up in Nazi SS uniforms under four Nazi banners hanging in one of the restaurant’s dining rooms, were anonymously published online this week in the Twin Cities publication City Pages.
reply to post by Metallicus
Are there laws in the US as there are in some countries that ban the nazi displays(swastikas, SS, 88, and some more)? If not, it may be disgusting, but no one seemed to make a stink when max mosley had that same kind of party few years ago.
I saw this on the news this morning -- apparently it was a "World War II" re-enactment event, not just Nazis. There were people dressed in American and British uniforms, as well, but the person taking the pictures (a now ex-employee) just snapped the German section.
The owner suggested that it was no different than someone making a World War II movie -- would people be protesting that there were people dressed in SS uniforms for that? Don't know that I fully agree with that, but I guess he has a point -- no one says that Civil War re-enactors are in favour of slavery.
Reenactment =/= celebration
We should beware of the return of the Nazi ideology, not the Nazi costumes. One of my schoolmates dressed up in Hitler Youth uniform at Halloween back when I was in primary school, and she wasn't making a statement.edit on 19-3-2014 by Cathcart because: (no reason given)
Here is another story on the party:
The man behind a World War II party that featured Nazi flags and men dressed in SS uniforms said it was an exercise for actors who play historical roles at fairs and in movies, not a political statement. (Source)