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Holocaust argument leads to arrests

BOULDER, Colo. ” Police are investigating a possible bias-motivated crime after a man said he was assaulted by two of his neighbors during an argument about the Holocaust.

Blair Douglas Morris said he was watching television and having beer and pizza with two men from his apartment complex “who I thought were my friends” when they began talking about the Holocaust on Wednesday night. Morris, who is Jewish, said one of the men said the Holocaust was just part of war.

“He kept pushing me further and further, and I got very mad and said, ‘You’re nothing but a Nazi’,” Morris said.

Simon Scribner, 37, and Donald Seiler, 44, both of Boulder, were arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and committing a bias-motivated crime.

According to police, one of the men is suspected of making anti-Semitic remarks and Morris had to get 14 stitches for cuts to forehead, nose and top of his head.

Scribner and Seiler were both being held Friday at the county jail and jail officials referred a reporter seeking comment from the men to the public defender’s office. However, the office cannot represent the men unless charges are filed next week and it had no information about the case.