Anti-Semitic material targets critics of high school Hitler photo


(JTA) — An anti-Semitic video and anti-Semitic fliers appeared to target critics of the Wisconsin high school students who made what appears to be a Nazi salute in a group photo.

A seven-minute video was posted on Sunday to the paid social network by a user called BarabooAryans. It used anti-Semitic references and satirized the controversial photo, the Baraboo New Republic reported Wednesday. The video was removed on Wednesday afternoon, according to the report.

On Monday, fliers featuring anti-Semitic messages and warnings about attending forums against anti-Semitism and for tolerance were posted around a local middle school.

Dec. 18 events include high school assemblies for students and staff featuring guest speakers calling for tolerance.

Baraboo Police Chief Mark Schauf said his staff, as well as state and federal authorities, are working to discover the source of the video and the fliers.

Both anti-Semitic platforms singled out Baraboo’s Neat-O’s Bake Shoppe, which made a Facebook post condemning the prom photo.

Business has dropped by half since the video and fliers came out, owner Tony Nieto told WKOW 27 News.

The photo was taken in the spring and involves about 50 students making what appears to be the Heil Hitler salute.

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