Journal Standard: Spanish River High School’s principal was removed from his position Monday, three days after revelations that he refused to state the Holocaust was a historical fact last year.
Calls for Principal William Latson’s removal began Friday after The Palm Beach Post revealed that he had told a parent that he “can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee.”
His statements drew international news coverage over the weekend and led to calls for action from local and state elected leaders. more …
Opinion: Seems like there is a lot of that going around these days. In Europe where it all happened, 34% felt they knew little or nothing about the Holocaust.
On April 12, 1945 General Dwight Eisenhower made a decision to personally visit as many Nazi concentration camps as he could. His reason? He wanted to document the camps and their appalling conditions.
Anticipating a time when Nazi atrocities might be denied, General Eisenhower also ordered the filming and photographing of camps as they were liberated. Members of the U.S. Army Signal Corps recorded approximately 80,000 feet of moving film, together with still photographs.
Within months after the war in Europe, about 6,000 feet of that film footage was excerpted to create a one-hour documentary called “Nazi Concentration Camp”. Prosecutors used the film, which is graphically gruesome, to prove that Nazi leaders, on trial at Nuremberg, had perpetrated unbelievably heinous crimes against humanity. source
On our trip to Israel in May, Editor and I spent several hours at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum where we witnessed one of the most moving exhibits we have ever seen:
Children’s Memorial for 1,500,000 Jewish murdered children is a tribute like no other. It is very dark and you must use the handrail. The entrance has pictures of the children and as you move along the names and ages of each child are read. There are candles reflected in mirrors that appear like there is one light for each child.
Thanks to Jerry for sending this article in