Students at Dutch University Cover Jewish Freshman’s Room with Swastikas, Holocaust-Themed Vandalism


Students at a Dutch university covered a Jewish freshman’s room with swastikas and Holocaust imagery as part of an initiation to a student association.

From Ynet News:

A Jewish student at the Netherlands’ prestigious Leiden University experienced a shocking initiation rite recently, when fellow students spray-painted swastikas and Nazi symbols on the walls of his room. The university’s management has announced that it would take harsh measures against the students.

Dutch newspaper Volkskrant reported several days ago that the senior students redesigned the Jewish freshman’s dorm room, painting mass graves and train tracks on the walls, hanging barbed wire on the pipes, creating a swastika from sticks and spray-painting the German slogan “Arbeit macht frei” (work makes you free), which was placed over the entrance to several Nazi concentration camps during World War II.

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