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In 2014, an investigation was opened into the Ohio State Marching Band’s culture after a songbook with highly controversial lyrics was made public. 

An initial report discovered the book that had been a long held secret with songs centering on bestiality, rape and homophobia. 

A follow-up investigation revealed “Goodbye Kramer,” a song mocking the Holocaust, set to the tune of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” was added to the band’s repulsive repertoire in 2012. 

B’nai B’rith International condemned the song and commended the university for seeking to overhaul the band’s culture. The organization’s statement was featured in the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, excerpts of which can be found below:
The song, titled “Goodbye Kramer,” appeared in a book of parodies updated in 2012 and circulated privately by members of the university’s marching band, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

The lyrics, to be sung to the tune of the 1981 Journey hit “Don’t Stop Believin’,” include references to Nazi soldiers “searching for people livin’ in their neighbor’s attic” and a “small town Jew … who took the cattle train to you know where.”

B’nai B’rith International, a Jewish human rights and advocacy group, condemned the song’s authors and praised the university’s response.

“It is never acceptable to trivialize Holocaust imagery,” B’nai B’rith said in a statement Thursday. “To do so in a jovial tone and completely for the sake of offending is even more abhorrent.”