Anti-Semitic flyers placed on school in Baraboo, home of 'Nazi salute' prom pic

Baraboo has attracted unwanted attention since a controversial picture went viral last month.
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The Wisconsin city of Baraboo is embroiled in more controversy ahead of a day of tolerance at local schools, which was planned after a number of high school students displayed Nazi salutes in a pre-prom photograph that went viral.

Madison.com is reporting that a 7-minute video called "Those Baraboo Nazis," which satirizes the prom photo, was posted on social network site minds.com on Wednesday before being removed a short time later.

It comes after several anti-Semitic flyers featuring messages and warnings about "Dec. 18" were posted on the walls of the Jack Young Middle School.

December 18 is the day that all Baraboo schools will hold assemblies in which they talk about tolerance, in the wake of the viral prom picture that featured a group of Baraboo High School male students making "Sieg Heil" hand gestures.

A day earlier, a community-wide "Baraboo Acts" event at the AI. Ringling Theatre will also address the issues raised by the prom picture, the Baraboo News Republic reports.

Local law enforcement is investigating to find who put up the video and the flyers.

Business targeted in video, flyer

Both the video and the flyers referenced a local business, Neat-O's Bake Shoppe in Baraboo, whose owners have taken an outspoken stance against anti-Semitism since the prom picture surfaced.

The flyer and video both used Neat-O's logo, which has led people to believe they are sponsors of the anti-Semitic content, and they've subsequently seen their business drop by half since the video and fliers were posted.

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Owners Tony and Amanda Nieto told WKOW they believe their outspoken stance against anti-Semitism made them a target.

"Our business name and logo were used without our consent on anti-Semitic, Nazi posters and videos," the business said on Facebook. "These materials do not represent our views or beliefs."

"We’ve worked hard to build our business and to make it inclusive to all. We are angry and saddened that someone would attempt to destroy our good name and all the good we’ve done in the community."

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