“What appears to have been a woefully misguided attempt at humor turned into a national embarrassment for the Southern California city of Newport Beach”

NEW YORK POST
Anne Frank’s stepsister says teens in swastika photo apologized
by Associated Press
March 8, 2019

On Thursday, the stepsister of Anne Frank visited privately with students who attended the party and described an emotional meeting in which she recounted her experiences at the Auschwitz death camp. When she was freed at 16, Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss, now 89, was left with only her mother. The rest of her family perished. When the students saluted the swastika at the party last weekend, “they didn’t realize what it really meant,” she said. “They just thought it was a joke.” They apologized profusely during the meeting, which also included parents, community members and student leaders from Newport Harbor High School. READ MORE

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