(JTA) — A Jewish student at Michigan State University was attacked in what he is calling a hate crime at an-off campus party.
Just before the assault, which broke his jaw, Zach Tennen said his attackers asked him if he was Jewish, WDIV Detroit reported.
Tennen, 19, a resident of suburban Detroit, said he answered in the affirmative. He told the television station that his attackers also "were making Nazi and Hitler symbols and they said they were part of the KKK."
Tennen was knocked unconscious during the attack, which took place early Sunday morning near MSU's East Lansing campus.
Other people in attendance at the party helped Tennen call a taxi to take him to the hospital.
His family has called the Anti-Defamation League regarding the assault.