Thursday, March 20, 2014

Restaurant DEFENDS its Nazi-themed dinner party where guests dined in SS uniforms amidst swastika flags

Surely one has a right to choose one's own clothing and interior decor

A German restaurant in Minneapolis defending hosting a party of diners dressed up in Nazi uniforms after photos of the meal leaked to an outraged public.

The controversy started last week when an anonymous tipster sent photos of the event at Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit to weekly newspaper City Pages.

The pictures show men dressed up in Nazi SS uniforms sitting in the restaurant's main dining room with Nazi flags hanging from the walls.

At least one person who did attend the event has called it harmless.

Jon Boorom is the owner of the Lakeville Barbers and a member of a WWII Historical Re-enactment Society Inc.. He admitted to attending the dinner in December and compared it to 'a Star Trek convention but for WWII enthusiasts.'

'All of the German [re-enactment] groups in Minnesota have a Christmas party because we don't typically have events going on in the winter,' Boorom says. 'It's just like any club that has a party. Because they dress up like Germans from World War II, it's cool to go to a German restaurant, eat German food, and drink German beer.'

Boorom said the Christmas party has been celebrated annually for 16 years with the last six events held at Gasthof's.

He also said that members took part in educational activities like weekend re-enactments and films.

Boorom said each member must undergo a background check to ensure there are no neo-Nazis or 'political racists' in the ranks.



Anonymous said...

Having Jews in the ash trays was a nice touch.

Anonymous said...

Were any ***fill in the list of peple that the Nazis hated*** killed? No, then who cares.

Anonymous said...

They are re-enactors. There are also re-enactors who portray Polish, French, British, Japanese, Australian, Chinese, and American Soldiers among others. The hobby would be pretty boring if people could only portray the winners of the war!

stinky said...

Primal disgust at the thought of national socialism is to be expected.

Anonymous said...

Most German Wehrmacht soldiers were not nazi’s or joined the nazi party only to avoid suspicion of disloyalty. They knew little to nothing of the atrocities being performed by the nazi leadership (or SS) and that leadership went to great pains to keep them in the dark fearing they would not support it. Equating German Wehrmacht soldiers and battle flags with nazism is a stretch. Now SS soldiers are another story.