Oz in the News 2.28.15

swastika_3214937bPolish nightclub owner defends giant yellow swastika  A Polish nightclub owner has defended a giant swastika design laid out on the surface of his club’s car park, claiming it is merely a path to mark the way to his club.  Displaying a swastika is illegal in Poland, which suffered catastrophic destruction during the Second World War.  “What swastika? This is just the yellow brick road from the Wizard of Oz,” he told the local press, explaining that one arm of the design leads to the nightclub’s door while another will lead to an outdoor stage that has yet to be built.  In a commentary piece for Gazeta Wyborcza, a leading Polish newspaper, Pawel Krysiak, a Czestochowa resident, said in Poland the swastika will always be “associated with genocide, not the Wizard Oz.”

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