Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Every pupil knows...

Who was top of the Nazi hate-list. I would say they certainly know this by the time I'm finished with them - but generally I find they know this already.

Knowledge of the other victims of the Holocaust tends to be a bit more patchy - homosexuals, trade unionists and socialists, gypsies, the mentally-handicapped, Jehovah's Witnesses...

But in my experience, I have never in ten years of teaching met a solitary pupil - not even once - that did not know that the Jews occupied the apex in the Nazi hierarchy of hate.

So can we really impute ignorance to the author of this SWP leaflet? I'd be inclined to suggest it's something more sinister.

Via: Will

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