Minneapolis Restaurant Outed Hosting Nazi Night

They're not supporters, they were reenacting WWII from the other perspective, says participant.

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You book a meal at a German restaurant and might expect beer and bratwurst. Less obvious is Nazi Night, which the Minneapolis restaurant Gasthof zur Gemütlichkeit evidently thought it a good idea to host.

The Party's party took place some time ago, at Christmas, more usually a time of church and cheer rather than identification with genocidal goons. The party had not been widely publicized but reached the Minnesotan blogging website "City Pages."

It seems that the participants - who sported Nazi regalia - were not celebrating the rise, if not the fall, of the Nazi Party. A participant at the event at the eatery, whose name translates roughly as "Warm Fuzzy Guest House", explained that the underlying concept was to reenact World War II from the German perspective.

The re-enacters meet each year, explained one Jon Boorom, a member of WWII Historical Re-enactment Society, and have convened at Christmas at the Warm Fuzzy for the last six of them. They do other things together, including educational ones, he says. Speaking to City Pages, Boorom elaborated that it's like kids playing cowboys and Indians: somebody's gotta play the bad guys.

For what it's worth the Gasthof zur Gemütlichkeit has garnered decent reviews on Trip Advisor. The top review when Haaretz checked that site was titled "Oy oy oy!" which, in this case, was the start of a good report, not a comment on its policy on theme dos.

The Gasthof that hosted the Nazi-themed party.Credit: Google Street View

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