Ohio State marching band had book of songs including one that ridiculed Holocaust victims

Ohio State marching band had book of songs including one that ridiculed Holocaust victims
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Ohio State University’s celebrated marching band had a shocking unofficial song that made fun of Holocaust victims, it has been revealed.

The parody tune written by members of the controversy-riddled band included references to furnaces used in Nazi concentration camps and the train cars used to transport Jews to their deaths.

The Holocaust song, called ‘Goodbye Kramer,’ also had lines about soldiers from the Third Reich ‘searching for people livin’ in their neighbor’s attic,’ and a ‘small town Jew…who took the cattle train to you know where.’

The parody tune was written so it could be sung to Journey’s hit ‘Don’t Stop Believin’.

The lyrics were contained in a 2012 version of an unofficial band songbook, according to an article by The Wall Street Journal.

Other versions of the songbook had circulated privately among band members over the years, including 2006 and 2010 versions.

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