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Neo-Nazi Group Takes Credit For Putting Hitler Posters On UChicago Campus

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Dec 6, 2016 4:05AM

A militant Neo-Nazi group says it is responsible for putting up at least one poster of Adolf Hitler surrounded by swastikas on the University of Chicago campus.

The poster appeared to have been pasted to a glass wall that wouldn't normally have posters attached to it in Levi Hall, a campus building. The group, called Atomwaffen Division, took credit for the poster on Twitter Sunday night. It reads: "No Degeneracy, No Tolerance, Hail Victory":

A University of Chicago rep told the student newspaper, the Maroon, that the "disturbing material" had been removed from two places by Monday morning, and the Hyde Park school's police department is investigating. The group has reportedly papered other campuses around the country with similar posters, including Old Dominion University in Virginia, University of Central Florida, University of Colorado and Suffolk University and Boston University in Massachusetts.

On UChicago's campus, students are saying that the building that houses the Centers for Study of Race, Politics and Culture and the Center for Gender and Sexuality was also defaced with a pro-Hitler poster.

The posters are part of a troubling pattern of academic institutions being defaced with swastikas and hate speech, particularly in recent weeks following President-elect Donald Trump's election. Evanston Public Library books about Islam were defaced with swastikas last month, and a West Side Chicago Public School was vandalized with graffiti.