(JTA) — A man wearing a hat and shirt bearing Nazi symbols was arrested in Buenos Aires after taking photos of students leaving a Jewish high school.
Police detained the man, 62, on Monday outside of the ORT high school in the Almagro neighborhood of Buenos Aires after asking him to explain why he was taking the photographs.
Photos of the man and discussions about the case have gone viral on social media in Argentina.
The Almagro neighborhood has a large Jewish community. ORT was first founded in Argentina in the neighborhood in 1936 as a civil institution and the first courses were held there in 1941. The early successes motivated the inauguration of a whole building in Almagro in 1951. Due to the continuous growth of the organization, a second ORT site was inaugurated in the Belgrano neighborhood in 1986. There is an ORT Jewish high school at each site, with more than 6,000 students, both Jewish and non-Jewish.