COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Some Cobb County dad and mom have been shocked when an elementary college launched a brand new brand that some thought regarded like a Nazi image.
Channel 2′s Cobb County Bureau Chief Michele Newell obtained the proposed brand design from East Aspect Elementary, which options an eagle.
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A number of dad and mom reached out to Channel 2 Motion Information with issues that the image brand regarded like a Nazi Conflict Eagle.
A district spokesperson advised Newell that the brand was truly based mostly off of the pin given to U.S. Military colonels and was designed by the district’s communications division.
Households that Newell spoke to, specifically members of the Jewish neighborhood, mentioned the brand’s design was greater than offensive.
Rabbi Amanda Flaks mentioned she needed to look twice on the brand.
“I assumed, ‘That appears off. That makes me uncomfortable,’ and I got here again to it a number of instances and I felt an increasing number of uncomfortable and sick every time,” Flaks mentioned.
Flaks mentioned that the conflict eagle was utilized by the Nazi celebration throughout World World II and is used now by different neo-Fascist and neo-Nazi sympathizer teams.
Stacy Efrat mentioned that as a mum or dad and a member of the Jewish neighborhood, she was outraged on the brand.
“I need to see the brand not solely taken away, I desire a direct apology to our neighborhood. Not simply the Jewish neighborhood however your entire neighborhood,” Efrat mentioned. We have to acknowledge that they’re related and the college wants to right away apologize and take away it.”
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Newell contacted the Cobb County College District for an interview, however solely bought an announcement. It reads, partly,
“The roll-out of this brand has been halted, and we’re instantly reviewing wanted modifications. We perceive and strongly agree that similarities to Nazi symbolism are unacceptable, though this design was based mostly on the U.S. Military colonel’s eagle wings.”
Flaks mentioned she contacted the college about it and bought an apology from the principal, together with footage of what the college district mentioned the brand was based mostly on.
“I’m very damage on plenty of ranges,” Flaks mentioned. “My kids are nice grandchildren of somebody who fled the Nazi regime in Germany and survived the Holocaust.”
The director of the American Jewish Committee of the Atlanta area needs the brand eliminated instantly.
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