X

Nazi Game Raises Furor at London School of Economics

Jewish student's nose is broken when he objects to drinking game
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2012 12:31 AM CST
Nazi Game Raises Furor at London School of Economics
Anti-Nazi Graffiti - Rijeka, Croatia 2011   (©Mark Heard)

(Newser) – A Nazi drinking game played by students from the London School of Economics sparked a brawl and ended with a broken nose, reports the Guardian. The row occurred during a ski trip taken by 150 members of the school's athletic union to Val D'Isere in France. The confrontation occurred after a Jewish student objected to the drinking game, according to the school's Jewish Society. The game involved playing cards arranged on a table in the shape of a swastika. Players were required to "salute the führer," according to the student newspaper. "Nazi glorification and anti-semitism have no place in our universities," said the head of the Jewish Society.

story continues below

A video of the drinking game was briefly posted on Facebook. The school is investigating. "These are disturbing allegations relating to events which took place on a foreign trip organized by the students' union," said a school statement, which added that officials are "prepared to take disciplinary action. Students must abide by clear standards of behavior. We do not tolerate anti-semitism or any other form of racism." (Read more London School of Economics stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X