Sunday, January 10, 2016

Latvia: Highschool graduates choose Nazi ring as graduation present

 Via Express:
A picture of the questionable memento was made public by one of the future graduates.

Allegedly, the decision to use the swastika - arguably the most hated symbol of the 20th century - was unanimous among students.

But the tasteless tokens have sparked debate in the area with some suggesting local citizens believe that a swastika is an ancient Latvian symbol.

Others claim that for the last 25 years local officials have been trying to rehabilitate the idea of Nazism among the nation.

Once a year, volunteers who fought with the SS Latvian Legion against the Russians are honoured with a march through the streets of the capital Riga.

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