Antisemitic Incidents in Schools

Georgia Teacher Allegedly Assigns Students Task Of Creating Nazi Mascot

A middle school teacher in Georgia is under fire after she allegedly assigned students the task of creating a mascot for the Nazi party.

The homework assignment requested students in a social studies class at Shiloh Middle School, in Gwinnett County, to “think about all of the information that you have learned about Hitler and the Nazi party” and to create a mascot for it, according to Fox 5 Atlanta.

“The year is 1935 and you have been tasked with creating a mascot to represent the Nazi party at its political rallies,” the assignment read. “Think about all of the information that you have learned about Hitler and the Nazi party. You will create a COLORFUL illustration of the mascot. Give the mascot a NAME. You will also write an explanation as to why the mascot was chosen to represent the Nazi party.”

Girl Beaten in French School ‘for being Jewish’

A ten year old girl was assaulted by her classmates and the home of a family was sprayed with racist graffiti in two Paris-area incidents deemed antisemitic.

The alleged assault was reported to France’s Ministry of Education by the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Antisemitism, or BNVCA, a watchdog group who posted it in a statement on their website. The same group reported a seperate incident, in which unidentified individuals sprayed antisemitic slogans on the side of a home belonging to a Jewish family in the eastern suburb of Noisy le Grand.

Vermont teacher fired after leading third graders in Nazi salute

A substitute teacher in Vermont was fired after she was accused of teaching children how to make the Nazi salute. Ned Kirsch, the school superintendent of the Georgia Elementary School said in an email to parents that the school took immediate action after the teacher admitted to teaching the students the “Heil Hitler” action, according to local news station WCAX.

The young students were seen “standing with their arm out in front of them and the teacher was modeling the position. She then raised her arm slightly and said ‘and now we say Heil Hitler,” Kirsch’s email to parents said. The teacher has substituted for several years, according to WCAX. A guidance counselor was scheduled to visit children affected by the incidentin order to discuss with them the severity of the teacher’s actions and ensure that students felt safe.

Source: Fox News

By: Michael Schwartz and Hadassah Schwarz