Students attending a German school in Buenos Aires are being punished for attacking Jews. The Germans students were dressed in Nazi costume.
Jewish students from ORT High School in Buenos Aires, Argentina were attacked at a nightclub by students from Lanús German School. The assailants were dressed as Nazis, wearing fake moustaches and armbands with swastikas.
The anti-Semitic attack occurred last week at the Andes resort in San Carlos de Bariloche, where, “at a certain point in the night, young people came wearing swastikas and had painted-on Hitler moustaches,” a victim’s mother told Spanish-language media.
“My son and his friends complained and asked that they be taken out, but all the club management did was demand that the moustaches be washed off and that the swastikas be removed. They all ended up fighting, and everyone was kicked out of the club – not just the aggressors,” she said.
“Some of them were in leathers with swastikas painted on their chests and backs,” said one of the students who was attacked.
Families of the Jewish students are asking why the club management had allowed students dressed as Nazis into the club in the first place.
Gustavo Genusso, manager of the Bariloche club, later told media that the incident was a “worrying development” and that the students from the German high school were “no longer allowed in the clubs.”
The head of the Delegation of Argentine Jewish Associations, Ariel Cohen Sabban, said that he would meet with the club’s manager.
It’s not a joke, said Ariel Cohen Sabban, head of the Delegation of Argentine Jewish Associations. “These symbols reflect an ideology which culminated in the assassination of six million Jews at the hands of the Nazis. If these kids are older than 16, then these kids could be sentenced to between a month to three years in prison for their actions, as this is a crime in Argentina.”
Silvia Fazio, principal of the German school, said that the incident was “absolutely indefensible” and that the children involved will be punished.
“They will have to make some act of atonement for the damage caused,” said Fazio, starting with a visit to Buenos Aires’s Holocaust museum alongside students from the Jewish school.
Several Nazi war criminals – including the infamous Dr. Josef Mengele, Auschwitz’s sadistic “Angel of Death” – had been living in Buenos Aires for decades after the Second World War.
By: World Israel News
(With files from Ynet and The Telegraph)