School partners with Jewish group to teach about Holocaust following controversial Hitler report

The borough of Tenafly has teamed with a Jewish human rights group following controversy over a school project about Adolf Hitler.

News 12 Staff

Jul 2, 2021, 9:44 PM

Updated 1,113 days ago

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The borough of Tenafly has teamed with a Jewish human rights group following controversy over a school project about Adolf Hitler.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center plans to work with the borough to increase Holocaust awareness in the community.
The partnership comes after a fifth grader did a report about Hitler praising what it called his “accomplishments.” A Holocaust survivor who plans to speak on his experiences says better education will prevent more incidents like this from happening.
"Let’s hope that when we get together with the community, and we talk about it and I tell them my story, that they will understand and the Board of Education will understand that they have to implement studies and teaching from childhood, so that they will know what happened in the past,” says Holocaust survivor Mark Schonwetter.
Schonwetter says that he does not believe that the incident over the school report was intended to be antisemitic.


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