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.”
Sam Kestenbaum is a contributing editor and former staff writer for the Forward. Before this, he worked for The New York Times and newsrooms in Sana, Ramallah and Beijing. Contact him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter at @skestenbaum and on Instagram at @skestenbaum .
Neo-Nazi Video Games Show Anti-Semitic Fantasies