Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.
Fast Forward

Inside The World Of Neo-Nazi Gaming — Where Aryans Battle Jews In Yellow Stars

There is an entire video game subculture dedicated to neo-Nazi fantasies — including battling legions of Jews with yellow stars on their uniforms.

These are games made “by and for neo-Nazis,” Mic.com reports.

For example, there is “Zog’s Nightmare,” “one of the most violent, anti-Semitic titles ever released.”

“Zog” is an acronym for “Zionist-occupied government,” an anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic conspiracy that holds that the world is secretly run by Jews or Zionists. “Zog’s Nightmare” was released in 2006 by a former member of the American neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement.

Another white nationalist or neo-Nazi inspired title is “Ethnic Cleansing,” where gamers can play as a member of the Ku Klux Klan who “goes on a rampage.” In the game, the user battles black people who make monkey noises and Jews who call “oy vey” when killed.

These games are already about a decade old, but Mic.com reports that these older titles remain popular and show the active “intersection of gaming culture and white supremacist beliefs.”

Email Sam Kestenbaum at [email protected] and follow him on @skestenbaum

I hope you appreciated this article. Before you go, I’d like to ask you to please support the Forward’s award-winning, nonprofit journalism during this critical time.

Now more than ever, American Jews need independent news they can trust, with reporting driven by truth, not ideology. We serve you, not any ideological agenda.

At a time when other newsrooms are closing or cutting back, the Forward has removed its paywall and invested additional resources to report on the ground from Israel and around the U.S. on the impact of the war, rising antisemitism and the protests on college campuses.

Readers like you make it all possible. Support our work by becoming a Forward Member and connect with our journalism and your community.

Make a gift of any size and become a Forward member today. You’ll support our mission to tell the American Jewish story fully and fairly. 

— Rachel Fishman Feddersen, Publisher and CEO

Join our mission to tell the Jewish story fully and fairly.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.