Nazi Propaganda Distributed at Reykjavík School

Flyers for the Norðurvígi neo-Nazi group have twice been found hung up on the grounds of the Menntaskóli við Sund (MS) junior college on the east side of Reykjavík, reports.

A concerned parent notified about two flyers that had been found taped to the side of a shipping container on the school grounds on Friday. The flyers were taken down but the very next day, another one was found taped up on the same shipping container, which the school uses as a storage shed.

“Did you know,” read the flyers, “that it is illegal to doubt the Holocaust in 23 countries?” It goes on to give examples of people it says have been jailed for “asking questions” and holding “different ideas and opinions.”

“I’m appalled about this,” said MS principal Már Vilhjálmsson, who hadn’t known about their presence on the school campus until he was contacted by a journalist about the incidents. Már said that the flyers would be removed and that school officials would be vigilant about removing any that might be posted in the future. He continued by saying it wasn’t a problem the school has had before – they’d had issues with graffiti, but never Nazi propaganda.

“This reflects in some ways society today,” Már continued, “where fanaticism is increasing more and more.”

This isn’t the first time that Norðurvígi has distributed its Nazi propaganda on school campuses. Last year, neo-Nazi flyers were found on the University of Iceland campus. A few members of the group made an appearance in Lækjartorg square in downtown Reykjavík, where they handed out flyers and waved flags, actions that spurred an anti-Nazi demonstration in the square in September of last year.