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Swedish City Greets Neo-Nazis with the Theme from Schindler’s List

How do you solve a problem like Neo-Nazis? Well, you could have Dan Aykroyd drive a car straight at them, or you could do what one Swedish town did today: using the bells from city hall to play the theme tune to Schindler’s List. Yes, the movie about the German businessman who worked tirelessly to save hundreds and hundreds of Jews from the Nazis during the Holocaust.

The local Neo-Nazi party held a rally today in support of the party’s efforts to win seats in upcoming Swedish elections. They were greeted, and sent off, by the theme from Schindler’s List. But it wasn’t just the theme being played, it was the fact that the 80 bells in the tower of city hall were playing it.

A local Swedish official explained that “This is a symbol for tolerance and to show that we have a welcoming society. We’re playing the theme from Schindler’s List because it’s a symbol for what’s happened in European history.”

Now, because they just wanted to be fair about it, the bells only rang before and after the Neo-Nazi rally, not during, to take the high road, as it were.

If you need a refresher, here’s the theme song:

[h/t The Guardian]
[image via screengrab]

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