Swedish city plays 'Schindler's List' to Nazis

Neo-Nazis rallying in Norrkoping, Sweden, were greeted by the theme song from "Schindler's List" ringing from the bells of city hall. The movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, is about a German who worked to save Jews from Nazi extermination during World War II. (Carlo Allegri, 2004 Getty Images)
Neo-Nazis rallying in Norrkoping, Sweden, were greeted by the theme song from "Schindler's List" ringing from the bells of city hall. The movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, is about a German who worked to save Jews from Nazi extermination during World War II. (Carlo Allegri, 2004 Getty Images)
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Updated: 8/26 9:40 am

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Neo-Nazis rallying in the Swedish city of Norrkoping have been greeted by the theme song from "Schindler's List" ringing from the bells of city hall.

Local government spokesman Ulf Mossberg said city officials decided the tune from Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning Holocaust drama was an appropriate way to demonstrate the city's belief in "the equal value of all people."

He said the bells of the clock tower played the song before and after a political rally Tuesday by the Party of the Swedes, a small extremist group that wants to stop immigration and reserve Swedish citizenship for people with "Western genetic and cultural heritage."

The party aims to win seats in local assemblies across Sweden in Sept. 14 elections.

 

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