The editors of the Nassau Weekly will apologize in next week's issue for publishing a list of "Top 10 Holocaust movies I've never seen but would like to," which angered some students.
The list, which was printed in the magazine's Feb. 10 issue under the larger headline "And Now For Something Completely Offensive," was written by the magazine's coeditor-in-chief Jacob Savage '06 and features editor Rob Buerki '06.
In the list, Savage and Buerki — who are both Jewish — altered mainstream movie titles like "Dude, Where's My Car," "A Weekend at Bernie's" and "Meet the Fockers" to "Dude, Where's My Family," "A Week at Bergen-Belsen" and "Exterminate the Fockers."
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students Hilary Herbold said the list was "undeniably offensive" and that discipline was "not out of the question."
"These kinds of things of things that have appeared in the Nassau Weekly are not ordinarily the kinds of things we discipline," Herbold said. "But we are concerned about making students feel uncomfortable."
Two Nassau Weekly editors met Tuesday with Associate Dean of Undergraduate Students Thomas Dunne.
Dunne could not be reached for comment.
Dylan Tatz '06, chair of the Princeton Committee on Prejudice (PCOP), is collecting student responses to the article, which will be submitted anonymously to Savage and Buerki.
"Mocking the genocide of the Holocaust offends universal moral sensibilities," Anna Offit '08 said in her written statement, which was submitted to Tatz. "Such a statement implies a denial of the unspeakable horror and inhumanity of mass murder of a people."
Evan Coopersmith '06, editor-in-chief of another campus humor publication, Tiger Magazine, is submitting a response to Tatz.
While he was glad PCOP is organizing a response, he thought the statements should remain signed. "I don't like that this is an anonymous reaction," he said. "But I have still written something for it."
Other students said the list did not offend them.
Emily Farley '08 said, "It could be offensive to some, but it didn't offend me in particular."
Savage said he and Buerki showed the list to other Jewish students who were "not offended by it."
He declined to discuss the backlash against the Nassau Weekly or against himself and Buerki.
Last week's top 10 list is not the first controversial one the Nassau Weekly has published in recent years. In April 2002 the magazine published a list of the 10 most beautiful women at Princeton, which some students found offensive.
The incident made national news, including the pages of the New Yorker, which is edited by the Nassau Weekly's co-founder David Remnick '81.
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