Teenagers from a German school in Buenos Aires wearing swastika armbands and fake Hitler mustaches attacked pupils from a Jewish school in a resort where several Nazi war heroes lived for decades after the Second World War,including Dr Josef Mengele, Auschwitz’s “Angel of Death”.
The town became a haven for fleeing Nazis who were welcomed by the sympathetic Peronist regime.
According to witnesses, pupils from the Lanús German School arrived at a party in a nightclub dressed as Nazis.
“Some of them were in leathers with swastikas painted on their chests and backs,” Dan, one of the students who was attacked, told Argentina’s TN television channel.
“We wanted them to be thrown out of the club but they shouted ‘fucking Jews’ at us and proudly showed off their symbols.”
When bouncers at the club refused to eject the pupils in Nazi dress, there was a “confrontation” which turned into a fight, according to Dan.
The boys dressed as Nazis were finally expelled from the club.
If the boys involved are aged 16 or over, they could face prosecution for using Nazi symbols and propagating theories of racial superiority.
Whether they did this for the lulz or out of a sense of duty to their German heritage, I applaud these young men.