City Plays Schindler's List Theme for Neo-Nazis

Sweden's Norrkoping sends a message at rally

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Aug 26, 2014 5:50 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Swedish city of Norrkoping allowed neo-Nazis to stage a rally, but officials managed to tweak them just the same—by ringing the bells of city hall to the theme song from Schindler's List. City officials decided the tune from Steven Spielberg's Holocaust drama was an appropriate way to demonstrate the city's belief in "the equal value of all people," says a spokesman. The bells of the clock tower played the song before and after a political rally by the Party of the Swedes, a small extremist group that wants to stop immigration and reserve Swedish citizenship for people with "Western genetic and cultural heritage." The party aims to win seats in local assemblies across Sweden in Sept. 14 elections.

An image from Schindler's List.
An image from Schindler's List.   (Allstar/Cinetext/Universal)
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The theme from the movie.   (YouTube)

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