Simon Wiesenthal Center Denounces Educators in Florida and Texas Who Legitimize Holocaust Denial

October 15, 2021

“First, a principal in Florida is reinstated after he refused to say that the Nazi Holocaust was a historic fact. Then, an administrator in Texas school district tells teachers to balance Holocaust education with books denying it ever took place.”


“In the 1930s, Nazi Propaganda Minister Goebbels declared —"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”


“In 2021, we live in an era when you are not only entitled to your own beliefs, you can also create your own facts. And in our time, and no matter how outrageous the lie or slander you can find validation for alternative ‘facts’ on social media, ”declared Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish Human Rights NGO that teaches the lessons of the Nazi Holocaust.


“Teachers have always been America’s frontline warriors for teaching core values to our children—chief among them critical thinking and discerning fact from fiction. That is no longer always the case. These individuals have turned historic fact into a multiple-choice question. This opens the door for denial and distortion not only of the Holocaust in our schools but of the history of our nation and the struggle against slavery and discrimination. G-d help us all,” Cooper concluded.

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).

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