Parents and students from Princeton, New Jersey, have expressed outrage after a group of students posted photos on social media playing a game of “Jew vs Nazi” beer pong.
The twisted game is similar to the popular drinking game except the cups are arranged in the shape of a swastika and a Star of David. Other rules include the “Anne Frank” move, in which the Jewish team can hide one of their cups, and the “Auschwitz” move in which the Nazi team can make one of their opponents sit out for a period of time.
The photo of the Princeton High students was sent to Planet Princeton by upset parents on Wednesday. Moreover, parents and students at the school have identified students in the photo as athletes and peer leaders.
Fellow classmate Jamaica Ponder expressed shame and disgust for the actions of her classmates. “I’m not even Jewish and I’m still offended.”
“I thought it was something people should see. People should know this is going on in Princeton. I’m appalled that something like this would happen in our town. We have a large and prominent Jewish community. We pride ourselves on being open-minded, yet people are playing this game in the basement of a Princeton house,” wrote Ponder.
She further stated that some of the students involved in the game are Jewish, and while many of her fellow students saw the post on social media, she is the only one speaking out about the incident.
“I am unsure as to what’s worse: the static silence from my peers, or the fact that this happened in the first place,” she wrote.
This version of beer pong started to become a trend at high schools and colleges across the United Stated since 2013. The Anti-Defamation League has called the game “profoundly offensive” noting it “encourages anti-Semitism,” and stated that the game underscored the critical need for Holocaust education.