The neo-Nazis may be ignorant but they cannot be ignored. They certainly don't know their history very well as they are usually satisfied with partial reconstructions distorted by ideology. Some deny the Holocaust altogether while others manage to argue that it was a justified massacre. They must be taken seriously and never underestimated but we must remember that sometimes you also need irony to defeat them. For example, you can take their beer away. This idea came from the inhabitants of the German village of Ostritz for when they learned of the imminent arrival in their village of a band of skinheads ready to participate in a festival entitled "Shield and Sword" they went to their only local supermarket and bought all the available cases of beer, about a hundred in all. The police, for their part, confiscated the alcohol that the revisionists had brought from home. Result: the stage remained empty as well as the squares and that day the revolution was postponed. In the place of slogans against Jews, shoes appeared on the street, 2,262 pairs, one for every refugee who died in the Mediterranean last year. A peaceful demonstration which was also attended by the governor of Saxony Michael Kretschmer, who thanked the inhabitants of Ostritz on Twitter: "When right-wing extremists wish to redefine history with their inhuman slogans, we must all oppose".

There are still those who support crazy ideas such as those that led to the deportation and extermination of millions of Jews

There are still those who support crazy ideas such as those that led to the deportation and extermination of millions of Jews. And there is still a need to celebrate Remembrance Day every year, adopted by the United Nations on 1 November 2005 to condemn "without reservation" all manifestations of intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against people or communities. The appointment is held annually on 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz extermination camp. But that's not enough. The UN urges every member state to develop educational programs to instill the memory of the tragedy in future generations and prevent the genocide from happening again. Recalling the Universal Declaration of Human Rights moreover, from the UN headquarters they reaffirm that "the Holocaust will forever be a warning to all on the dangers caused by hatred, fanaticism, racism and prejudice". Evidently, however, this part of resolution 60/07 has not fully paid off if there are still people who come together to tell each other made up stories, not of the entertaining kind, but of the Pluto-Judeo-Masonic conspiracy and the trains that arrived on time.

Citizens of a small German town buy all the beer available and put a neo-Nazi demonstration to a head

To prevent the crimes of the past from happening again in the future, this is the purpose of Remembrance Day. “Less beer and more shoes” could be a good slogan for next year.

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