University students at Leiden University in the Netherlands have vandalised a Jewish student’s room to look like a Nazi concentration camp. The incident was reported by Volksrant to be the work of members of the university’s Minerva Society, Holland’s oldest student association.
“Arbeit macht frei”, a phrase which famously hangs on the gates to Auschwitz, was painted on a wall, barbed wire was hung from the ceiling, a swastika was attached to the wall, and mass graves were painted on the floor.
Max Grapperhaus, the head of the Minerva student association, would neither confirm nor deny reports, but did say that “whether Jewish guys live there or not, such activities are inappropriate and cannot be tolerated.”
Leiden University is reportedly considering disciplinary action, including expulsion, against the students responsible.