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Organizer apologizes for Nazi items at US party

March 19, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The organizer of a World War II-themed party that included Nazi flags and men in SS uniforms is apologizing after a photo of the event in the U.S. provoked outrage on the Internet.

Scott Steben had said that the January dinner was a Christmas party and an exercise for period actors.

But in an apology reported by the Star Tribune, Steben says his group understands that some items displayed at the dinner “have made people feel uncomfortable.” He says “That was not our intent.”

The dinner featured men in SS and German Army uniforms, as well as Nazi banners hung on the walls of a German restaurant booked for the event.

A photo from the party was first posted online by the alternative weekly City Pages.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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