Newsitems tagged with "8th Graders"

This is an article first Published in Tablet Magazine: > After decades spent in the sewers of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, I don’t horrify easily. But yesterday I learned that a school district in Rialto, California, assigned 2,000 8th-grade students to write an essay on whether or not they believe the Holocaust was “an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme.” > > > Put simply, this is the greatest victory for Holocaust denial in well over a decade, if not more. > > > The language of the assignment is worth reading in full: > When tragic events occur in history, there is often debate about their actual existence. For example, some people claim the Holocaust is not an actual event, but instead is a propaganda took that was used for political and monetary gain. You will read and discuss multiple, credible articles on this issue, and …