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)

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.

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." (More London School of Economics stories.)

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