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PARK CITY, Utah – A swastika appeared on the marquee of Park City’s premier theater, the Egyptian, and police were summoned. But they did nothing. The symbol, used by Adolf Hitler’s Nazis, among others, had been posted for a presentation of a musical called “Cabaret,” which was set in pre-World War II Germany.
Police told The Park Record the symbol was protected by U.S. protection of freedom of speech.
Play promoters had worried about public response, going so far as to query Jewish groups beforehand.
But Josh Aaronson, a rabbi, had seen no problems with use of the symbol. The play, he said, doesn’t glorify Nazis. It was, he said, a non-issue.