Anti-Semitic video, fliers posted in Baraboo

 

An anti-Semitic video was posted on social media and anti-Semitic fliers were posted outside a school in Baraboo.

Both were related to what appears to be a Nazi salute in a junior prom photo that garnered worldwide attention.

A seven-minute video was posted on Sunday to the paid social networking website minds.com by a user called BarabooAryans, which used anti-Semitic references and satirized the controversial photo, the Baraboo New Republic reported Wednesday. The video was removed on Wednesday afternoon, according to the report.

Baraboo is northwest of Madison. Google Maps.

On Monday, fliers featuring anti-Semitic messages and warnings about attending forums against anti-Semitism and for tolerance were posted around a local middle school.

Part of the planned forums for Dec. 18 include high school assemblies for students and staff featuring guest speakers calling for tolerance.

Baraboo Police Chief Mark Schauf said his staff, as well as state and federal authorities, are working to discover the source of the video and the fliers.

Both anti-Semitic platforms singled out Baraboo’s Neat-O’s Bake Shoppe, which made a Facebook post condemning the prom photo.

The video and fliers make the bakery look like sponsors of Nazi images and anti-Semitism. Business has dropped by half since the video and fliers came out, owner Tony Nieto told WKOW 27 News.

The photo was taken in the spring and involves about 50 students. It was posted originally in a private online album tagged #BarabooProud. It was taken by the parent of a student in the class, Peter Gust, who was not hired as a photographer by the school district that night. The photo also was not taken on school property.