‘Disturbing’ pro-Nazi posters found at UBC
Officials at the University of B.C. say pro-Nazi posters have been found on the school’s Vancouver campus.
Philip Steenkamp, UBC’s vice-president of external relations, says in a statement that the “disturbing” posters were discovered on War Memorial Gym on Saturday. The university was hosting Remembrance Day ceremonies in the gym that morning.
Photos of the posters obtained by the Ubyssey student newspaper show what appears to be images of Nazis with the words “the true heroes of WW2.”
Steenkamp says campus security took down the posters as soon as they were made aware of them. He says the university takes incidents of hate and racism very seriously.
B’nai B’rith Canada issued a statement Sunday condemning those who put the posters up. “Once again, we see anti-Semitism and neo-Nazism raising their ugly heads at a B.C. university,” said Michael Mostyn, chief executive officer of B’nai B’rith Canada.
The B’nai B’rith statement and Ubyssey reported that the RCMP were investigating, but the Mounties didn’t immediately respond to requests for confirmation.
On Thursday, racist graffiti that included a swastika and “Heil Hitler” was discovered on a hallway blackboard at UBC’s Forest Sciences Centre, an incident that was condemned by the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center.
Pro-Nazi posters were found at UBC.