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Holocaust Denial in 8th Grade

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Published: May 10, 2014


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Visitor Comments: 45

(30) Regina, May 14, 2014 11:32 PM

They were aiming for publicity

The people behind this knew they would get into trouble but they also knew the event would get a lot of FREE PUBLICITY for the notion that the holocaust is not a part of reality like the sky is blue. Raising the question over and over in the media supports the objective of MAKING THE QUESTION LEGITIMATE. I agree, Rabbi Saloman, this IS a HATE CRIME.

(29) Markie, May 14, 2014 9:47 PM

Comparison

What would happen if an all white school in Nebraska had a 8th grade project on whether slavery ever happened in the US. Could you imagine the boycotts, riots and media coverage that would follow?

(28) Chana, May 14, 2014 1:12 AM

educate

This school should do a year-long project on the Holocaust involving intensive research and visiting Holocaust museums and survivors.

(27) Pauline, May 13, 2014 9:11 PM

Here is more information about the assignment.

After hearing this video, I was so furious. I did some research. This is what I found. See this article:

http://www.sbsun.com/social-affairs/20140507/angry-public-blasts-rialto-school-board-for-holocaust-assignment

The assignment:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/221649923/Rialto-Unified-Holocaust-essay-assignment

The research sites that the assignment offers the students to begin with:

http://www.history.ac.uk/ihr/Focus/Holocaust/websites.html

and

http://history1900s.about.com/od/holocaust/

(26) Anonymous, May 13, 2014 8:30 PM

This is HORRIBLE!!! That teacher should lose his/her license, and be charged with a hate crime, as well as any that knew of this plan, or should have known of this plan/assignment. All those teachers & administrators at that school should be required to go & 8th graders offered a field trip to go to the Museum of Tolerance. PLEASE keep us up to date on what more does or does not happen.

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