Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A Catholic preparatory school in northern Thailand has apologized for allowing its students to march in Nazi uniforms and carry flags bearing swastikas during a "fancy-dress sports day" parade late last month.
Meechai Burapa, who frequently comments on current affairs, said in a recent open letter in a Thai newspaper that he never learned about the Holocaust when he was a student.
"As a youngster, I saw the Nazis and the SS guards in movies, and I thought their uniforms looked cool," he said. "I was a victim of ignorance."