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EXCLUSIVE: Holocaust denied by students in Rialto school assignment
San Bernadino Sun ^ | July 11, 2014 | Beau Yarbrough

Posted on 07/12/2014 6:15:41 PM PDT by blueplum

Dozens of Rialto eighth-graders questioned whether the Holocaust occurred in essays written for an in-class assignment this spring.

Rialto Unified School District administrators, besieged by criticism after the assignment became public in May, claimed at the time that none of the students who completed the assignment questioned or denied the Holocaust, but a survey of the students’ work by this news organization found numerous examples of students expressing doubt or flatly denying that the Holocaust occurred. :snip:

“Students got high praise and grades for writing that the Holocaust was a hoax. I’m sick about that, I’m sick about that,” said Rabbi Suzanne Singer of Temple Beth El in Riverside. “It’s worse than I thought it was.”

In May, Associate Superintendent for Educational Services Susan Levine said her office hadn’t found any student essays that denied the Holocaust: Director of Secondary Curriculum “Andres Luna hasn’t found any yet, but he still has hundreds to go,” she said on May 8.

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The complete archive of the essays was provided to the Los Angeles News Group in the form of 45 PDF files, some of which contain hundreds of pages of student assignments. An examination of the essays by newsroom staff found that at least 50 essays denied or doubted the Holocaust occurred. Even many students who agreed the Holocaust occurred said there were good reasons to believe it had not or that elements of the historical record were actually hoaxes.

:snip: To write the in-class essay, students were given printouts from About.com, History.com and Holocaust denial site BibleBelievers.org.au.

(Excerpt) Read more at sbsun.com ...


TOPICS: Current Events; General Discusssion; Judaism; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: annefrank; california; holocaust; ww2
at link are some actual exerpts from the essays. An example:

""This was fake because the Diary of Anne Frank was written with a ballpoint pen and those didn't exist."

1 posted on 07/12/2014 6:15:42 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

Oddly enough, I was just reading this on twitchy.

>>‘Vile stuff out there’: Jake Tapper notes pathetic #HitlerWasRight trend<<

http://twitchy.com/2014/07/12/vile-stuff-out-there-jake-tapper-notes-pathetic-hitlerwasright-trend/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter


2 posted on 07/12/2014 6:18:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: blueplum

Why is it Democrats are so willing to do the Devil’s Work?


3 posted on 07/12/2014 6:18:47 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: blueplum

Columbus never discovered America because I read about it on the internet, and that didn’t exist in 1492.


4 posted on 07/12/2014 6:20:06 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: blueplum

The commie ‘RATS are brainwashing and programming our children to be obedient and good little communists.


5 posted on 07/12/2014 6:22:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: blueplum

My high school History teacher recently passed away. She was born a Jew in Poland during the thirties. Her concentration camp tattoo gave me chills.


6 posted on 07/12/2014 6:23:59 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: blueplum

Actually the first incarnation of the ball point pen appeared in 1888.


7 posted on 07/12/2014 6:24:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: blueplum

When I was a boy my grandfather would tell me stories about liberating gusen concentration camp at the end of WW2. He absolutely despised holocaust deniers and his eyes would tear up remembering the inhumanity he witnessed.


8 posted on 07/12/2014 6:25:00 PM PDT by mrmeyer (You can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him. – Robert Heinlein)
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To: Huskrrrr

I had a high school teacher with a concentration camp tattoo as well.


9 posted on 07/12/2014 6:28:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: blueplum
“This was fake because the Diary of Anne Frank was written with a ballpoint pen and those didn't exist.”

This is a really illiterate presentation of what has been posed as a major evidence that at least parts of the Frank diary were a hoax. However, no less than David Irving himself has recanted on this point. Irving in his research about archives and records determined that the ball point pen was introduced into use in Germany in the 1940’s several years before it was widely marketed in the US and Britain. He posted this on his web page and specifically stated that this objection to the authenticity of the manuscript was positively negated.

10 posted on 07/12/2014 6:32:59 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: blueplum
So much for Gen. Eisenhower (SACEUR) and his efforts to keep this epic genocide from being forgotten! He wrote the following to his superior, Gen. Marshall, after touring the death camp(s);

The visual evidence and the verbal testimony of starvation, cruelty and bestiality were so overpowering as to leave me a bit sick. In one room, where they [there] were piled up twenty or thirty naked men, killed by starvation, George Patton would not even enter. He said that he would get sick if he did so. I made the visit [to Gotha] deliberately, in order to be in a position to give first-hand evidence of these things if ever, in the future, there develops a tendency to charge these allegations merely to “propaganda.”

Of course it is more subtle to not teach the history than to deny it. And the modern zeitgeist is to have so many things that are more important to teach, why there is just not time to cover such an ugly subject. It is to vomit!

11 posted on 07/12/2014 6:34:12 PM PDT by SES1066 (Quality, Speed or Economical - Any 2 of 3 except in government - 1 at best but never #3!)
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To: blueplum

American jews are going to learn really quick that the left are not their friends.


12 posted on 07/12/2014 6:34:21 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: blueplum

“BibleBelievers.org.au.”

Can’t sing “Silent Night” and the Christmas concert that you also can’t have, but referencing some wacky Aussie nut religious site is OK.

Fight and lobby for woman to be in combat roles in the military, to kill people or perhaps to be killed yourself; but get you knickers in ten twists over women hunting animals.

It must be an awful thing to be Leftist, truly it is a mental disorder. It seems to resemble extreme schizophrenia, including paranoia and delusions of grandeur.


13 posted on 07/12/2014 6:35:54 PM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: blueplum

They need to visit Auschwitz like I did. (Rather) the teacher needs to visit Auschwitz and stand in front of the killing wall, view all the hair rugs, children’s shoes, prostheses, coats, etc.

And then visit the stand up cell where several prisoners had to stand all night in a small space. Then visit the open latrines in the middle of the three high cots, then visit the cremation center.

They would not deny the Holocaust after such a visit.


14 posted on 07/12/2014 6:43:38 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: blueplum
A pilgrimage I took.

Welcome back, freeper Salvation! (Vanity)

15 posted on 07/12/2014 6:44:30 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: SES1066

I don’t know if it’s a sinking into dhimmi-hood disguised as ‘multiculturalism’, or just a generalized anger towards structured religion or what? I’m not sure of the arab or muslim population of Rialto (which is next to Fontana, CA).


16 posted on 07/12/2014 7:03:01 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Huskrrrr

There was a lady that worked in the store where my mother bought sewing fabric that had a concentration camp tattoo. It used to give me chills when she would measure and cut fabric, that tattoo just jumped out.


17 posted on 07/12/2014 7:06:57 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: blueplum
Following one of the links in the article, I came to discover that the Rialto Unified’s interim superintendent is one Mohammad Z. Islam. What a surprise. Link is to this story: LINK
18 posted on 07/12/2014 7:12:27 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Salvation

thanks for the link, Salvation!


19 posted on 07/12/2014 7:13:04 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

For their next assignment they should write that stories of enslavement of Africans in the American south are hoaxes.


20 posted on 07/12/2014 7:17:43 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: blueplum

This is what happens when you do not teach the facts; dates, names, documents, photos, etc. and instead give students handouts with handpicked items presented as an overview or direct them to selected websites and then have the students do “critical thinking” analysis of the topic.

Educators decided the way history was taught for so many years was just wrong and didn’t teach them to think. They don’t expect students to learn facts because that is “learning by rote” and it worked for so long it has to be wrong.

Next time you see someone ask people on the street about something basic in history and they don’t have a clue, remind yourself to be happy that person learned to think critically about things they know nothing about.


21 posted on 07/12/2014 7:19:43 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: Salvation
They would not deny the Holocaust after such a visit.

Oh, but yes they would.No disrespect to you intended, but intended for the deniers.

22 posted on 07/12/2014 7:26:45 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: GeronL

There’s plenty on the right that deny it too. Or say the death totals were exaggerated. Plenty of anti-Semites on websites like Taki’s Mag and a few others.


23 posted on 07/12/2014 7:49:37 PM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: blueplum

I just looked through it again. It would be so much better if I would have had my own pictures.


24 posted on 07/12/2014 7:50:17 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: luvbach1

Have you been there?


25 posted on 07/12/2014 7:51:06 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: GeronL

American Jews have learned nothing at this point about liberals and liberalism.Many don’t understand the significance of the words “Never again.” It is truly sad.


26 posted on 07/12/2014 7:52:18 PM PDT by Sasparilla
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To: blueplum

That’s why Eisenhower insisted on photographs being taken of the atrocities. He understood that there must be a record, first-hand evidence and incontrovertible answers to those who would deny the Holocaust.

How do the deniers explain the photographs?


27 posted on 07/12/2014 7:54:38 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Huskrrrr

I met a guy at the range who was part of the group that first liberated a death camp. He was watching his grandson shoot a Mauser that he borrowed from Goring. Soon all the witnesses will be gone


28 posted on 07/12/2014 7:55:45 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Tammy8

My father’s barber had a concentration camp tattoo. My father refused to tell me what it was, because I was just a little girl, perhaps 7 years old or so.


29 posted on 07/12/2014 7:57:11 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Salvation
Have I been to the death camps? No. But the deniers, if they were to go there, would fabricate some elaborate explanation for them and remain deniers. I;m sure they were perfectly aware of those camps when they became deniers of the Holocaust.
30 posted on 07/12/2014 7:58:03 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: blueplum
I've said this before here: I went to high school with quite a few Jewish kids who lost their entire European families. In a few instances, my classmate or schoolmate and his or her immediate family were the only survivors of an entire extended family. In another faux pas that simply went over the heads of everyone, I guess, our Latin club was named Legio Decima. It means Tenth Legion.

The Legio X Fretensis ("Tenth legion of the sea strait") was the legion, along with four others, that destroyed Jerusalem and eventually conquered Masada.
31 posted on 07/12/2014 8:05:15 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning./)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Not only that, but how do you get from Spain to America except by Iberia Airlines, and they did not exist in 1492. Case closed! /s;)


32 posted on 07/12/2014 8:23:12 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Salvation
I saw actual raw, 35 mm shots acquired by an OSS operative that lived in our town. He “liberated” them directly from the Nazis as his squad liberated one of the camps. The negs and prints never left his possession from the end of the war until I saw them in about 1960. Yes, it happened.
33 posted on 07/12/2014 8:30:26 PM PDT by Ace's Dad (Proud grandpa of a newly born "Brit Chick" named Poppy Loucks!)
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To: blueplum

There is one thing more evil than a Democrat.

Someone who helps empower them.


35 posted on 07/12/2014 11:19:37 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: redgolum
I count my son lucky because a vet in our local area was a P-38 pilot who got shot down and was thrown into Buchenwald. He wrote a book about it and is treated like a celebrity around these parts, He can't go anywhere in town without people yelling "Hey Joe!" at him. Even my son, who is pretty quiet, will say "look Dad, it's Joe Moser."

I know my son wouldn't buy that denier crap if it was forced on him at school because of the stories Mr, Moser told his class.

36 posted on 07/13/2014 6:24:15 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: DuncanWaring

Actually a better assignment would be to debate whether Mohammed was a murdering child molester or not.


37 posted on 07/13/2014 8:58:53 AM PDT by kingcanuteus
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