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.

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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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nivem
nivem

thanks city pages for all your info on this story and revealing the pro-nazi activities that are going on in our local communities.  no other news source has the info that you do on this story.  i do find this revolting and disturbing, and i will never set foot in this business nor at lakeville barbers, because the owner also was at the nazi party.  i hope they both go out of business and leave our neighborhoods.  

martinheldt
martinheldt

We've now got Stebbin with his totenkopf SS "deaths head" tattoo. That same picture shows him wearing NAZI military insignia on his motorcyle vest. This guy's politics is confirmed with that teabagging poster of Hitler as Obama.


Let's not forget that the other named participant also gave away his sympathies and political leanings.

Jon Boorom made the claim that participants had thorough background checks and that no NAZIs or "political racists" can belong to their group or attend their parties.

If his statement is true, why would they need to do this? Do any of you belong to a club that needs to weed out the racists and neonazis?? What are they doing at these parties that attracts political racists?

"If you wear a German uniform or a Nazi uniform, it's not like you're saying, 'I think Hitler was super cool' or 'I hate Jews' or 'I hate gays' or 'I hate democrats,'" Boorom explains.

Jews, Gays, Democrats. Boorom gives it all away and shows that he's just like Stebbin. Just another thuggish right wing tea lovin Republican.

danielsigelman
danielsigelman

oy gevalt! enough with these faygala Nazis already, i'm getting all fermisht!

midwestexplorer81
midwestexplorer81 topcommenter

Now that you've covered the underground German Socialist party in Minnesota how about some coverage of the La Raza movement and reconquista Aztlan groups. Your editorials masquerading as journalism to the uneducated only seem to cover white racists. Hitler claimed to be taking back what was Germany's just like the La Raza and Aztlan groups fantasizing of a continent without gringos claim to be taking what's theirs.

tproot
tproot

Living in a free country does not mean that your choices don't have consequences.  I can support your right to have a messed up little Nazi-themed fantasy party while at the same time exercising my freedom to never eat at your restaurant again and making sure my friends and family know why.

m_zalar
m_zalar

I am amazed at how poorly researched this article was.


Most of the flags (those with the swastika on the black cross) were German battle flags, and would have been used by any German military unit. 
The remaining flag in the photos, the one with just the swastika, could have been considered a Nazi flag, but was also the national flag of German (like the stars and stripe). 
The uniforms in the photos were not the black dress uniforms used by the SS, and no one was wearing a swastika armband, as one might expect of an SS officer. 
The swastika tee shirt was the German national emblem and was worn on all German uniforms, as well as caps, found embossed on books and stenciled on ammo boxes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_German_Army_ranks_and_insignia

No mention was made of the numerous German WW2 reenactment groups in the US, Canada, and across Europe, many of whom portray SS units.

In short, it seems that there was no actual investigation done on this, which is poor journalism, or worse that there was research done on the points above and which were suppressed by the author which is yellow journalism

Akiem
Akiem

So it gets worse like we suspected.

Jason Koffman
Jason Koffman

Let's not shoot the messenger. The cat is out of the bag and that's the issue that's most important, and that has affected this community.

Jason Koffman
Jason Koffman

Much to my dismay, I am able to read all of your posts here on the CP FB page, Danielle. Your claims of being deleted are false.

Ryan Schneider
Ryan Schneider

Passive-aggressive racism. Because blatant racism is generally socially unacceptable these days.

Dan Lemke
Dan Lemke

Full of stupid assholes. RNC Party hosted by Michelle Bachman and the Duck Dynasty clan?

Jack Lee Galbraith
Jack Lee Galbraith

To each his own...just keep your shit off my lawn and I'll keep mine off yours. eomfl!

Jack Lee Galbraith
Jack Lee Galbraith

Otto do you really live in Berlin? Or are you just wishing you did? I see most of your friends are from Minnesota.

Mike Fisher
Mike Fisher

So these Nazi's walk into a BAR and......

Otto Ollendorf
Otto Ollendorf

is any one else bothered by this was leaked by a former employee, and how many years this went on without them being offended.

130vonkleist
130vonkleist

I pose Ghandi, Mother Theresa, Anakin Skywalker, and the chick from Weird Science.  In that order.

130vonkleist
130vonkleist

We should turn this conversation into a discussion about more deserving people than MLK that should have been given a day.  GO

130vonkleist
130vonkleist

Anyone who has a problem with this should probably try out creating a life more interesting than a city pages article.

Jack Lee Galbraith
Jack Lee Galbraith

So Danielle, be honest, how do you personally feel about Jews? Be honest. I bet you won't answer this question. And if you do I bet your answer will be bullshit!

Eric Barnes
Eric Barnes

I know what you mean, and it is very true. They should watch/read VICE. Oh and I think Gasthof's has some fine German food, so I will probably still eat there.

130vonkleist
130vonkleist

I like how a group of overweight larpers trolled the uptight state of MN.

Danielle Hansen
Danielle Hansen

You know why these people don't concern themselves with that? Because being self-righteous over something that happens in a foreign country just isn't relevant, man. Like, 'Merica and shit.

Danielle Hansen
Danielle Hansen

You don't get out much, do you? I took a picture with Bin Laden at the Zombie Pub Crawl.

fightback
fightback

@danielsigelman These nudnicks are getting on my nerves already. I've been sitting on my tukhus took long reading this. But these Nazis should only plotz. Lets get out of here.lol.

martinheldt
martinheldt

@midwestexplorer81  


They're Nazis, not German socialists.


Hitler tried that trick too.


Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf  about how the Nazis "used to roar with laughter" about covering up the Nazis real aims  with deception.


Hitler targeted the left from the very beginning.

"We chose red for our posters after particular and careful deliberation, our intention being to irritate the Left, so as to arouse their attention and tempt them to come to our meetings – if only in order to break them up ..."  Mein Kampf, volume II chapter VII.

jonhendry
jonhendry

@m_zalar  Shut up with the meaningless quibbles, these guys are Nazis. Full-on.


They should follow their leader and shoot themselves.

Cyrus62
Cyrus62

@m_zalar I agree with you, however, only a Gestapo officer would wear an armband. Waffen SS wore field gray (Feld Grau) as their standard tunic.

emileif
emileif

We did not mention SS uniforms in this piece. It was someone's quote.

guys8765
guys8765

@m_zalar - you are right - about the uniforms and armbands - this is forbidden against the rules of the WWII Re-Enactment Historical Society - so is giving the Hitler Salute, wearing SA uniforms, and the Waffen-SS didn't wear the black uniforms anyways and the Historical Society prides itself on uniform authenticity

for me the thought is, if this were all out in full force in a halftrack at a re-creation event, no one would think twice, but because for one night they decided to recreate a Beer Hall Gathering, which was THE public forum in Germany, that somehow THIS time, they're evil nazis - even though they disavow and connection to that on their webpage, and they regularly put themselves on a field in recreation of battle scenes that no one has a problem with




RBCO
RBCO

They are NOW a former employee.  They were fired after the pictures were released.  Read before commenting!

buckshotmagoo3
buckshotmagoo3

Not when the owner admitted it happened and the penalty for speaking out about it was getting fired. There's a reason legislators feel the need to pass whistleblower laws, and this is a perfect example.

KlooKloo
KlooKloo

@130vonkleist  Right, everyone should spend time defending Nazi sympathizers in internet comment sections. Much more rewarding.

ignobliss
ignobliss

The reason you have not heard a response from Danielle is because she is busy in a private room at Gasthof with several nazi "actors" and a few meters of sausage.

ignobliss
ignobliss

What a thrill for you!  Now your life is complete!

Cyrus62
Cyrus62

@emileif Why didn't you mention the fact that the hardworking Polish owner of this restaurant hails from a country that was overrun by the Nazis? Relevant, I believe.

Akiem
Akiem

His country, and now his restaurant...

(cant make this ish up, wow)

ignobliss
ignobliss

@Cyrus62 not with my girlfriend, but with you.  I was the one dressed like a nazi ramming it in your butt.

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