The Sacred Heart School in Chiang Mai, Thailand recently had a "sports day," in which students divided up into teams named after different colors. Just like schools in the U.S.! Except that one of the teams at Sacred Heart also dressed up like Nazis.
You see, there was a team parade component of the sports day activities. And one team was the color red. And when you think "red" and "parades," what do you think of first? Exactly. The Simon Wiesenthal Center was not pleased:
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said the images made it clear that the event could not have taken place without the knowledge and cooperation of the school administration.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center urged those responsible for the school to take immediate action against the individuals who promoted and facilitated the event.
Cooper said that a similar parade took place in 2007 at a school in Bangkok in which 200 students participated, and that more recently, members of Thai rock band Slur donned Nazi uniforms in a music video.
The school posted an apology on its website, and sent a letter to the Israeli embassy. (The ambassador graciously accepted the apology, saying he believes "it was done out of ignorance, not out of bad intentions.") L'shana tova, everyone!