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Minneapolis Restaurant Hosts Nazi-Themed Dinner

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A World War II reenactment group recently ate dinner at the Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit, a German-themed restaurant in Minneapolis, dressed as Nazis.

An unidentified source sent CityPages.com a photo (above) from the dinner, which was held by the WWII Historical Re-Enactment Society.

One member of the bizarre dinner defended the Nazi-theme, which included swastikas, noted Gawker.com.

"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," Jon Boorom told CityPages.com. "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."

"If you wear a German uniform or a Nazi uniform, it’s not like you’re saying, ‘I think Hitler was super cool’ or ‘I hate Jews’ or ‘I hate gays’ or ‘I hate democrats,’” added Boroom. “You’re not there because you believe in what Hitler stood for, you’re there to educate people about history, and a lot of that is so people don’t forget. It’s the same as wanting to be the bad guy when you’re playing cowboys and Indians. There’s an attraction to the bad side.”

Boroom did not mention who was the "bad guy" or "good guy" while playing "cowboys and Indians."

He also failed to say what historical education people are lacking in Minneapolis regarding Nazis eating dinner.

Sources:  CityPages.com and Gawker.com

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