All entrances to a UBC building were plastered with pro-Nazi posters on Saturday, where a remembrance ceremony was held in Vancouver.
One of the posters mentioned that the “real heroes” of the Second World War were German troops, the student newspaper “The Ubyssey” reported. Links to far-right websites were also prominent.
The signs were on all the doors of the War Memorial Gym which hosted Saturday ceremonies to commemorate the human sacrifices made during the wars. They sowed consternation on campus.
“The posters we have found are disturbing and very disturbing, especially during the day when we honor and remember those who served in times of war, military conflict or peace,” said the spokesman for the Philip Steenkamp University.
The Jewish organization B’nai Brith Canada also denounced these actions on Sunday.
“These disturbing incidents pose a threat to Jewish students and other campus minorities and are an unforgivable insult to Canadian veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice to defeat Nazi tyranny,” said President Michael Mostyn. by press release.
The Jewish organization pointed out that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police had been contacted to shed light on this case.