“Nazi Ring of Fire” drinking game leads to broken nose

Jewish student objected

by Josh Dehaas

Photo by Ben Alford on Flickr

Students at the famous London School of Economics are facing discipline after a Jewish student objected to a Nazi-themed drinking game during a school ski trip and received a broken nose.

A video of the drinking game, which took place in early December in France, was uploaded to YouTube, shared of Facebook and then removed, according to The Beaver student newspaper.

The game, called “Nazi Ring of Fire,” involved arranging cards on a table in the shape of a Swastika. The game compelled players to commit antisemitic acts including “saluting the Fuhrer.”

A fight between an anonymous Jewish student who complained and a non-Jewish student led to a broken nose for the Jewish student, who told The Telegraph: “I’ve seen this kind of game before, so it wasn’t so much the game that offended me, as much as the anti-Semitic gibes that went with it.”

This isn’t the first Nazi-themed drinking game to emerge in the United Kingdom. The University of Huddersfield investigated in 2010 after seeing a Facebook group for a Nazi-themed drinking game.

Jay Stoll, president of the LSE Student Union’s Jewish Society told The Beaver: “Those who believe the game was all in good humour need to realize that when a Jewish student is subject to violence and the Nazi ideology glorified it is no joke but a spiteful, collective attack on a community.”

The LSE Student Union and the school said they will discipline students if the allegations prove true.




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