The boy wears a tailored khaki suit that resembles Hitler’s uniform during his rule in Nazi Germany. The boy’s hair is combed forward and he also wears a fake mustache, two of the dictator’s notorious outward appearances. The boy wears a bracelet with a swastika on his left arm.
The photo sparked outrage on social media. “My Lord! How awful! Then at school???”, one of them replied on Twitter. Several netizens also complained about the “lack of control” in the school.
Meanwhile, the school administration, Colégio Cotiguara in Presidente Prudente, located in the state of São Paulo, has apologized and spoke of a “fatal error”. The school also apologized to the Jewish community, calling the persecution of Jews a “human tragedy” and a horror that should never be forgotten.
The incident is now being investigated by the Public Prosecution Office for Children and Youth. “A procedure has begun. We will interrogate the boy’s parents and school staff.” Anyone who distributes pictures showing the swastika in Brazil risks two to five years in prison.
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