HATE IN CALIFORNIA: High school students give Nazi salute & sing Nazi songs

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A group of high school students in Southern California gave a Nazi salute and sang a Nazi song during an awards ceremony last year, according to video reviewed by the Daily Beast.

The video shows about 10 members of the boys’ water polo team at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, Calif., throwing the salute once used to greet Adolf Hitler while they sang a Nazi marching song played for German troops during World War II. It’s the second such incident in the region in the past year.

Rabbi Peter Levi, director of the Anti Defamation League’s Orange County chapter, criticized the school for apparently failing to address the incident with the community. 

“Generally speaking, especially when something like this involves a group, we would think a more meaningful approach would be to use this as a learning opportunity, as an opportunity community-wide to state what our values are,” continued the rabbi. “This requires investigation and conversation… We’d like to see a more systematic response.” 

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