In a news story, which you can read in full here, I learned that school children in the Illing Middle School in the town of Manchester, Connecticut sang “Hatikvah,” the national anthem of Israel and read Martin Niemöller’s famous poem “First they came for…” during a ceremony in the school’s Holocaust Children’s Butterfly and Remembrance Garden.
This quote is from the news article:
Illing Middle School students have been studying Nazi genocide in all its horrible detail — desperate fingernail scratches on gas chamber walls; piles of luggage and eyeglasses seized from doomed Jewish victims; hills of human ash.
These American students are studying the eyeglasses taken from the prisoners at Auschwitz. What do these eyeglasses prove? It proves that the Nazis were thrifty and they saved everything to give to the German people who had nothing after their homes were bombed.
I seriously doubt that these school children understood Niemöller’s poem. I blogged about this on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/08/19/rev-martin-niemoller-first-they-came-for-the-communists/
I am appalled that school children in America are singing the national anthem of another country and gathering in a garden dedicated to the Holocaust religion.
This quote is from the article, which was published in June, 2014:
Phillip Axler, a special education paraprofessional at Illing, helped students understand Jewish culture, Parker said, and in a project titled, “Memory Tile,” students wrote poems about individual children who were killed.
In my humble opinion, I don’t believe that American school children should be singing the national anthem of another country, nor studying Jewish culture. The Holocaust didn’t happen in America and should not be taught in American schools because the Holocaust has the status of a religion, and America allegedly has “the separation of church and state.”