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

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.

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