UK Jews concerned about schoolboy's Hitler poem

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 27, 2005 18:48

Jewish groups expressed concern Thursday about a poem written from the perspective of Adolf Hitler and published in a collection of schoolchildren's works. "Jews are here, Jews are there, Jews are almost everywhere, filling up the darkest places, evil looks upon their faces," wrote author Gideon Taylor, 14. "Make them take many paces for being one of the worst races, on their way to a gas chamber, where they will sleep in their manger. ... I'll be happy Jews have died." The Holocaust Educational Trust said in a statement: "It is totally insensitive and inappropriate for this kind of hatred to appear. It is also immensely insulting to those who lost their lives in the Holocaust and to those who survived." The trust said it had not seen the anthology so could not judge the poem in context.


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