A high school history teacher in the French city of Nancy has been suspended for "teaching too much," about the Holocaust, French daily le Figaro
In the official suspension notice, the Metz–Nancy Academy stated that the teacher, Catherine Pederzoli-Ventura, had "brainwashed" her students, and that her classes lacked objectivity. The report also noted that the teacher had used the word "Holocaust" seven times more than the supposedly more "neutral word," massacre.RELATED:France: Anti-Semitic attacks on the riseAustralian school apologizes over Hitler costume
Pederzoli-Venturahas, a 58-year-old practicing Jew, has filed an appeal
to overturn the decision. "The only crime I have committed is being
Jewish", she said in the petition.
AFP reported that the court had 15 days to rule on the appeal.
The teacher's lawyer, Christine Tadic, added that the teacher had been
subjected to a "well-orchestrated persecution campaign," which has
started three years ago. "In 2007 a new administration took over the
school and they teamed up against her", Tadic said. "They want to get
rid of her."