WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white

Local

Jewish Group Speaks Out On Photo Of Nazi Flags In Mpls. Restaurant

View Comments
(credit: City Pages)

(credit: City Pages)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Full Interview: Jesse Ventura Talks After Trial
  2. 4 Things To Know For 7/30
  3. Remarkable Softball Player Gets A Look At His Dream Job
  4. Lake Calhoun Hosting Paddle For Humanity
  5. The Lowdown: 'N Sync Album & 'Sharknado 2'

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Local Jewish community groups were speaking out Tuesday about a controversial holiday party held at a popular Minneapolis restaurant.

Gasthof’s took heat after a picture showing Nazi flags at the party appeared in City Pages this week.

Those who were there say it was an event for World War II historical re-enactors. One re-enactor said it was not meant to invoke or promote any racial hatred.

In a letter to the restaurant’s owner, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas wrote: “Glorification and/or celebration of Nazi Germany would appear to be incongruous with the nature of a family restaurant and its surrounding neighborhood.”

The group has offered to help Gasthof’s find a different way to honor Minnesota’s World War II veterans and Holocaust survivors.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus