Nazi-themed dinner was actually held on MLK Day [PHOTOS]

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The Nazi-themed dinner at Gasthof's was actually held this past January 20 -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Previously it was believed that the Nazi-themed dinner was a holiday party in December, but several sources reached out to correct the record.

"I just kind of put two and two together with Martin Luther King Day, Gasthof's, hanging banners, full-on SS uniforms, and then they have even the Nazi swastika t-shirts and little pendants with the same logo that's on the t-shirt," says a source who requested anonymity.

Yesterday afternoon, Mario Pierzchalski, the owner of Gasthof's confirmed to City Pages that the event took place on January 20. "We live in a free country...but from the comments I see, a lot of people they don't see what freedom is. If I break the law, punish me. But we did this for so many years and everything was fine," he told the Star Tribune.

Gasthof's owner Mario Pierzchalski poses with men dressed as Nazis

After posting the initial photo, City Pages received two anonymous emails from readers with more information about the Nazi-themed party. One came from a friend of the bartender who took the photos and has since been fired from Gasthof's.

"My guy said there were no other Allied forces," he says. "It was only Nazis. Only SS uniforms."

The source provided several additional photos from the night in question. One of them depicts a t-shirt featuring an eagle perched atop a swastika. Describing it, he said "the back of the shirt has dates like a tour shirt. It has the cities the Nazis invaded and the date."

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