(Times of Israel) The organizer of a World War II-themed party that included Nazi flags and men in SS uniforms apologized after a photo of the event in the US provoked outrage on the Internet.

Scott Steben had said that the January dinner was a Christmas party and an exercise for period actors. But in an apology reported by the Star Tribune, Steben said his group understands that some items displayed at the dinner “have made people feel uncomfortable.” He added: “That was not our intent.”

City Pages had reported the event, saying that members of a World War II reenactment group, dressed in SS uniforms and surrounded by Nazi flags, attended a Third Reich-themed Christmas dinner last December at a Minneapolis restaurant.

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