Assignment asking students to question existence of Holocaust revised
A school assignment that came under fire for asking students to question whether the Holocaust really took place is being changed.
Eighth grade students at a school in Rialto, Calif. were told to write an essay about whether the Holocaust actually occurred or if it was “merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain wealth.”
The “anti-defamation league” said the assignment has no academic value and only gives legitimacy to the hateful and anti-semitic promoters of Holocaust denial.
The school district issued a statement Monday saying the Holocaust should be taught with sensitivity for the victims who endured the atrocities committed.