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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.

 For much more on this story, check out KTLA’s coverage here.

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