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April 16, 2015 7:46 am

Long Island High School Students Pictured Wearing ‘Auschwitz’ T-Shirts

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Two high school students were photographed wearing antisemitic t-shirts. Photo: Twitter.

An investigation has been launched after a photo surfaced online recently showing two high school students wearing T-shirts bearing antisemitic messages, CBS reported on Wednesday.

Carol D’Auria of radio station 1010 WINS reported that the picture shows two students at Commack High School in Long Island, NY, wearing red shirts emblazoned with large, black swastikas and the word “Auschwitz” in large letters. The words “hit the showers” can be seen in smaller letters. The students appear to be drinking and in the midst of a game of beer pong.

The photograph, which was first posted on Twitter, was taken off school grounds during spring break, Newsday reported.

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“I don’t know why they would ever post that, that never goes away. I don’t support what those kids did at all,” Commack High School senior Alex said.

The Commack School District confirmed the students attend their high school and that disciplinary action is being taken, according to CBS.

Commack schools released a statement saying, “The district would like to state that the actions of these students are not representative of the student body at Commack High School…We do not condone or permit any form of discrimination, bullying, or hateful messaging.”

Five students from the same high school were photographed on campus in September wearing T-shirts that had the word “rape” printed on them.

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  • I would like to thank you for your nicely written post, its informative and your writing style encouraged me to read it till end. Thanks

  • What interests me as a teacher is that their school didn’t try to avoid the issue by saying it’s not the school’s concern what pupils do during their spring break. Bringing the school into disrepute should be a serious issue in any school.

  • Ilya

    Wake up! Scratch antisemitism and you’ll find Jim Crow and other forms of bigotry and racism — and probably go dose of self-hate and insecurity. Healthy minds don’t need scapegoats.

  • Peter Nesbet

    What kind of a person wears a shirt that calls for torture and extermination of people of a particular religion?

    These kids have no appreciation for what being an American is. They are sick, dumb and ignorant.

    America is sinking into a second rate country.

    The Congress does nothing about Iran because the Democrats will go right over the cliff to support Obama–who is a lying and feckless leader.

    Republicans are full of you know what. They have no guts either. Why are they not trying to defeat this deal with Iran? They know it’s not worth the paper it will be written on. But they just let him sell out the US.

    Netanyahu should run for President.

  • Dear Me

    Folks- These are not high school students. The drinking age in NY is 21.

  • i wonder if they hear that home.

  • dan rosenthal

    Some people are born bastards….not their fault…others work hard at it all their life.

  • Lauren Goldman

    I’m guessing that these students are probably not Mensa-bound. A fitting article for Yom HaShoah. Every year on Yom HaShoah, I wear a tee-shirt with a yellow star with ‘Jude’ in the middle and Yom HaShoah in Hebrew above it. While I was at a coffee shop yesterday, a man I was passing by asked me if it was Yom HaShoah and thanked me for reminding him. So far, I have not had any negative reactions while wearing this shirt, only a couple of good conversations.

  • Avigdor

    Jew hatred is like cockroaches. You can kill them over and over again. But they coming back. History is our proof.

    The solution. Make Israel stronger by living there. We do.

    • Duncan

      And as many of these ignorant, hateful people as there are, remember that many, many of us love and RESPECT the people of Israel. A time of trouble is coming and those who do not stand, and stand together, will fall.

  • Timmy Lamse

    I believe the Nazis had and have an evil agenda. During the war-crime trials after World War II, some of the Nazis tried to hide behind their superiors and say they were told that they would be killed if they didn’t follow the orders to torture and murder those 12 million people. If the Nazi leaders thought they were in the right, why were they destroying their meticulously kept records of murders and hiding with their families in underground bunkers with their hands full of cyanide pills for mass suicide just before the end of the war? If they were so superior, why did they all deny their role in the extermination of millions of people? Hitler and those who fought as SS and Nazi soldiers were psychopaths and just plain evil. According to Webster, a sociopath is a psychopath or one displaying psychopathic personality. 1: an emotionally and behaviorally disordered state characterized by clear perception of reality except for the individual’s social and moral obligations and often by the pursuit of immediate personal gratification in criminal acts, drug addiction,or sexual perversion. Every evil act those Nazi soldiers committed was for personal gain or personal gratification. They knew and understood the ramifications of their acts but they did not care who they hurt or how they hurt those people. They thought they would win the war and never have to answer for their crimes against humanity.
    The skin heads and youth of today who put on tee-shirts displaying hateful words show the world just how ignorant and evil they themselves are. It has nothing to do with the individuals or race of people they are trying to single out.
    As for the Jewish people as a whole, individuals who mock them, try to intimidate them, and threaten to wipe them from the earth are simply afraid of the Jewish people and extremely jealous of them because THEY ARE GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE. Instead, others should be being nice to Israel because the Jewish people ARE GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE. Wake up world! God will not be mocked!
    I believe a law should be passed in the USA making all bullying a hate crime.

  • Reuven

    Epel these two idiots and prosecute them under antihate laws.

    • al talena

      So these idiots are giving honor to hitler who declared war on the US, 12/11/41, and cause thousands of American soldier deaths.

    • Milhouse

      Excuse me? This is America. Thank G-d there are no “anti-hate laws”. We have a first amendment in this country that protects our right to speak our mind, no matter how much anyone dislikes it.

      What’s more, since it’s a government school, and this did not disrupt a school event, they can’t even be expelled. Tinker v Des Moines.

  • Wm.Levy

    You cn’t call Abe Foxman, the Dir. of the ADL who will set up seminars.

    We have to put the fear of God,our God, into these bastards and their families.

    Show our strength instead of our disgusting weakness in the face of these haters.

    Make them afraid.

  • Ivan Gur-Arie

    tHE TROUBLE IS THAT PARENTS TODAY THINK THAT WHATEVEFR THE DARLING WANTS THEY SHOULD GET. NO ONE TEACHES MORALITY. mORALITY MEANS THAT STANDARDS ARE SET AND ADHERED TO. I MAY SOUND LIKE AN OLD BUZZARD, BUT THE IDEA TODAY IS TO BE KYOURSELF. THE IDEA OF SELFIES AND FACEBOOK REPRESENT MIND SETS THAT HAVE NO REGARD FOR ANOTHER. iT IS JUST ME MYSELF AND I THAT COUNT. THE INTERNET SOCIAL HALL MAKES CONSCIENCE, GUILT, REGRET AND RESTRAINT A MATTER OF WHAT IS NORMAL. IF YOU DONT THINK THAT T HAT IMPACTS BEHAVIIOUR NOT ONLY ON THE INTERNET BUT IN REAL LIFE AS WELL THEN YOU ARE MISTAKEN. HE PEOPLE OF TODAY HAVE A GROSS IGNORANCE OF HISTORY. iT SEEMS THEY THINK THE WORLD BEGAN WHEN THEY GRACED US WITH THEIR BIRTH.

  • Glyonker

    maybe, these students should be transported in a cattle car and subjected to torture similar to what was experienced by the people that were tortured by the Nazi’s!
    They are stupid! Many Christains and Jews were killed for no reason!

  • Carl

    Commack High: We specialize in morons!

    How’s that for a tee shirt saying?

  • Let’s wear Black power teeshirts

    Let’s wear Black power teeshirts

    • Sam

      I think these students are so ignorant of what happened in Auschwitz..they need a little education..let them know close to 1.5 children as young as 1-2 years old were murdered in Auschwitz..beaten, gassed and staved to death. Their decaying bodies so starved they were filled with only liquid when found after the war. Everything was documented by the Americans/British, show them, than ask them if they want to wear the T-shirt again.

      • zorka

        misguided, uneducated, students, we need to look at them as being stupid for their mindset, their hate, which encoumbers will do them in, shame on them!!!

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