This is pretty f*cked up. If you're boneheaded/insensitive enough to ask why it's f*cked up, it probably has something to do with making a drinking game of one of the darkest moments of the 20th century, one that involved a world war, genocide, mass human suffering, and systematic state-sponsored murder by Nazi Germany. Maybe I'm a little bit of a cranky fuddy-duddy, but such a cataclysmic, horrific moment in modern history calls for sober reflection, not drinking game jokes to make light of it.
So how did Jews vs. The Nazis beer pong come to be? This photo popped up on Reddit back in March, quickly going viral:
Some call it Holocaust Pong or, as one Redditor notes, "ALCOHOLOCAUST." If you can't read the screencap above, here are the rules:
Its called Jews vs the Nazis. Its 3-on-3, 30 cups per team. The Nazis shape their 30 cups into a swastika, and the Jews set up their 30 cups as the Star of David. The cups are re-racked to a smaller swastika and a smaller star when 18 cups remain on either team. The Nazis start the game off with ‘blitzkreig,’ and each player on the Nazis shoots until they miss, but this is only allowed for the first volley. The Jews have the ‘Anne Frank Cup,’ and this ability allows them to pick any one of their cups and hide it anywhere in the room, but it has to be shootable, obviously. The Jews can only do that once per game and can be used only during their turn. To equalize this slight advantage, the Nazis also have another ability called ‘Auschwitz’ (or ‘Concentration Camp’ if you don’t know what that means). With this ability the Nazis can pick any player on the Jews team and they have to sit out of the game until the other two players on the Jews team each make a cup. After that happens the 3rd person on the Jews team can play again. Also, throughout the game you are supposed to talk alot of shit and say as many racist things as possible to make it more enjoyable.
My Jewish friends actually love this game haha.
Nevermind that both teams have an unequal number of cups in the photo. Over the weekend BroBible reader Big Chuck posted a similar 17-cup game in the Forum:
the Nazi side starts with 17 cups in the shape of a swastika, the Jewish side starts with 12 cups in the shape of a Jewish star. The Nazi side starts the game with blitzkrieg; each member of the team shoots until they miss. In addition, the Nazi team has the ability to put a member of the Jewish team in "Auschwitz", a designated area where said player cannot watch the game and must forfeit his shots for three turns. The Jewish side does not get to shoot for him/her. The Jewish side is completely at a disadvantage except for their one "Anne Frank" cup that they can put anywhere in the room within feasible shooting distance. Don’t be that team that puts the Anne Frank cup under the table. Have some respect.
Have fun and remember… history does NOT have to repeat itself.
Again, though obviously based on historic events, definitely a disrespectful/borderline anti-semetic thing to make a drinking game out of. My disgust aside, I'll ask for your thoughts: Historical accurate or terribly offensive? Discuss in the comments.