Naturally, VOICE's employees were not amused, their souls having withered and died as part of their on-the-job training. A spokesman even proclaimed that this "cheap publicity stunt is beyond the pale of legitimate public discourse" and called it "objectively despicable." They then turned away from the mirror and said some things about people on Twitter being mean too.
Swedish Antifascists Sent Thousands Of Nazis Fake Tickets To A Nazi Play, Causing Chaos
Humiliating Nazis isn't something that was invented recently. It's as old as, well, Nazism. Back in the early '40s, Nazis were running amok over Europe like ants at a picnic, and even though Sweden was officially "neutral," the country was lousy with right-wing extremists who wanted to get cozy with the Third Reich.
In 1944, Swedish antifascist operatives Ewan Butler and Janet Gow learned of a play being staged in Stockholm starring renowned German actor Georg Alexander. All the Nazis in Sweden were eager to attend, but tickets were strictly limited and available only by invitation through the German consulate. Knowing how much Nazis liked their hate to be all neat and orderly, Butler and Gow saw the opportunity to sow a little chaos.
Using what limited techniques they had at their disposal in an era before Photoshop, Butler and Gow managed to counterfeit upwards of 3,000 fake tickets for the play. Referring to a mailing list of Swedish Nazis provided to them by the British Special Operations Executive, they then posted the fake tickets to 1,500 local fascists, cordially inviting them to the gala opening. They even got each Nazi two tickets, so they could bring their Nazi friends.