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totallyjewish.com: Community Service For Housewitz Student


A Dutch student who produced a spoof internet video portraying a Nazi death camp as a dance party called `Housewitz' has been sentenced to 40 hours of community service.

The 23-year-old, identified only as D.T., sparked condemnations from Holocaust organisations, Jewish groups and the Polish government when the video clip hit the internet last summer.

It purported to promote an event on 4 May 2005, the date of Holland's Remembrance Day for the victims of the Second World War, but no such party actually took place.

The clip showed pictures of `DJs Michel der Heidie en Adolf von Bauren' in Nazi uniform, over which a German accented voice-over exclaimed, "7 million party people...set their bodies on fire...literally speaking...ha, ha".

In an apparent parody of the slogan, `Arbeit Macht Frei' (Work Makes One Free) - which was posted at the entrance to every Nazi camp - the video featured a cartoon representation of Auschwitz with the inscription "Tanzen Macht Frei" - `Dancing makes one free' - on the gate. And images of a gas chamber were described as "free showers" for partygoers.

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by blackhawk on Sun Jun 4th, 2006 at 03:42:54 AM EST
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The Russian secret services provoked the "caricature scandal", Chechen Press said, quoting a former colonel of FSB of Russia Alexander Litvinenko who nowadays lives in England as the political refugee. According to him the editor of the culture department of Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, Flemming Rose, who was the initiator of the publication of blasphemous caricatures of Muhammad has secretly left Denmark and gone to Russia where he worked previously as a correspondent for Jyllands-Posten and where he has relatives.

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by blackhawk on Sun Jun 4th, 2006 at 04:04:38 AM EST
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