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California school asks students: Was Holocaust real?

 

8th-graders were asked to write for a homework assignment, an essay on if the Holocaust was an actual historical event or a political scheme designed to influence public emotion.

By Reuters

 

A California school district is under fire after eighth-graders were given an assignment to write an essay explaining whether they believed the Holocaust was a real historical event or a political scheme to influence public emotion and gain.

Auschwitz: Essay on whether it really happened.

A new program for Holocaust studies at the University of Haifa is allowing students to shine a light on their families’ own personal histories. – Photo: AP

“It was an error,” Syeda Jafri, spokesperson of the Rialto Unified School District near Los Angeles, said on Monday.

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Abbas denounces Holocaust as ‘most heinous crime in modern era’

Abbas who’s on record disputing the accepted number of deaths in the Holocaust as well as accusing Zionist agitation as the cause of the Holocaust, releases a Holocaust condemnation, the 1st of its kind from a Palestinian president.

Netanyahu: Instead of soothing int’l public opinion, Abbas should be choosing between Hamas & peace with Israel.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas released a special message on Sunday in Arabic and in English on the occasion of Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, in which he decried the murder of Jews in the Holocaust as “the most heinous crime against humanity in modern history.

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Russia’s Parliament approves law making Holocaust denial illegal

 

Under new law, violators found guilty of Holocaust denial could be fined up to $15,000 or imprisoned up to 5 years.

By JTA
 

 

Russian lawmakers approved a bill that would make Holocaust denial illegal.

Holocaust candles

Holocaust candles – Photo: REUTERS

The lower house of the Russian Parliament, or Duma, passed the measure Friday on its first reading, the Voice of Russia reported Monday, making it illegal to deny the verdict of the Nuremberg Tribunal and punishing the “rehabilitation of Nazism.”

Those found guilty of the crime could be fined up to $8,300 or imprisoned up to three years. Public officials or media personalities would be fined nearly double or face up to five years in prison. Continue Reading »

Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei doubt whether ‘Holocaust ever happened’

 

While claiming there is no freedom of speech in Europe, Iran’s supreme leader, denies the Holocaust saying ‘Holocaust is an event whose reality is uncertain.’

By News agencies

 

Ahmadinejad is no longer the president, the nuclear negotiations with the west are progressing – but Iran continues to deny the Holocaust: The Islamic republic’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has reverted back to his old ways and once against slammed the western world, while denying the Holocaust.

Iranian leader Ali Khamenei (Photo: AP)

Iranian leader Ali Khamenei – Photo: AP

“Even countries that claim to have freedom set red lines on which they’re utterly strict. Does anybody dare talk about Holocaust in Europe? Continue Reading »

After EU Pressure, Greek party finally backs tough anti-racism law

Only after condemnation from EU, Greek PM’s party ‘reevaluates’ its opposition to new tougher bill that outlaws Holocaust denial.

By JTA

 

ATHENS – Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his conservative New DemewThe about-face on Thursday apparently was in response to widespread condemnation over the party’s stance from the European Union, as well as to Greek and international Jewish groups that had urged Athens to take stronger steps against the ultranationalist, neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party.

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras - Photo Greek Press Office

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras – Photo: Greek Press Office

New Democracy had refused to back the bill sponsored by two smaller parties in the ruling coalition, saying that existing legislation was sufficient to deal with racist attacks that have been spawned by Golden Dawn.

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15 yr-old submits a ‘Holocaust denial’ report called Holohoax, & gets an ‘A’

 

view videoAmerican educator gives an ‘A’ for a report that includes comments like this: “The Germans were against typhus, which was the real reason for shaving heads, fumigating buildings, and cremating corpses.”

By Martin Hill

 

A 15-year-old girl from Southern California who attends a public high school tells the story of how she recently became aware of questions concerning the holocaust. After hearing the establishment’s version of the ‘shoah’ in her history class for weeks along with persistent rumors that Obamacare included provisions for microchipping all Americans, she was very upset at all the frightening and traumatizing details. But then she had an encounter which led her to question what she had been taught, and decided to conduct her own investigation. Continue Reading »

Mayor of Tehran: Holocaust denial hurt Iran

Possible upcoming presidential candidate says Ahmadinejad’s Holocaust denial became excuse for Israel, harmed Iran & the Palestinians.

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

 

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s denial of the Holocaust has harmed Iran’s foreign relations, and did nothing to benefit the Palestinians, Tehran mayor and a potential candidate for the Iranian presidential elections said in an interview with the Tasnim News Agency this week.

Tehran mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf.

Tehran mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf. – Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said in excerpts translated from Farsi by Al-Monitor that Ahmadinejad’s statements denying the systematic extermination of six million Jews by Nazi Germany during World War II became an “excuse for our biggest enemies, which are the Zionists, and affected the goals of the Palestinians.”

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