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