Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Nazipalooza

We don't know if the Simon Wiesenthal Center has a file on Querétaro, but sometimes this place feels like Argentina without the red meat and tangoing. This morning we spotted this escapee from Nuremberg hiding in the city center. The urban camouflage helps him blend in seamlessly with his surroundings, but the big red swastika is a dead giveaway.


Middle-aged queretano swastika aficionados is a theme we've been writing about since our earliest days in Querétaro. This is a town where you can buy second-hand Hitler memorabilia, find a used copy of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion on the street, and, if you're so inclined, just flat-out name your kid Hitler. The former basketball team's athletic director's self-proclaimed nickname was "El Nazi." Some public buses have swastika decals on them, and if you want to know what Homer Simpson would look like as a soccer-playing Adolf Hitler, yeah, we got that, too. And the World's Most Inaccessible Holocaust Museum is just a few hours away.

Personally, we think this guy's lady friend should pick up the matching earrings we recently found on the Andador Libertad. Because it's cute when couples dress alike.

7 comments:

Dave said...

Personally I think the camo adds a nice touch.

I see a bit of a problem with the first picture, though...either a)he's actually displaying the Indian (i.e. Hindu)symbol of auspiciousness or b)someone was just being stupid and got their Hackenkreutz backwards. Guess I'd have to go with the latter.

Either way, elsewhere they'd be all over this guy.

Ziggy Bombanuts said...

Have to post this obligatory Hitler video because they may be gone soon.

Anonymous said...

I thought the swastika wearer was actually an old lesbian...

I Must Be Crazy To Live In Mexico said...

Is this serious? I'm at a loss for words. That almost never happens.

Anonymous said...

I'm going with the Argentina connection. He's wearing a hat with the National Federation for Argentine Football or AFA logo on it.

Dick Tracy said...

I don't believe it, you got a picture of Mencho!

Dave said...

Have to say, I've yet to hear mariachis playing the Spanish version of the Horst Wessel Lied.