Geography teacher asks students ‘who is worse Nazis or Jews?’By Mason White 3:37 PM September 15, 2014
|The Jews vs Nazis question|
By: Hydar Tomar
A teacher at a school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was fired after asking students who is worse Nazis or Jews?
The geography teacher asked: “as is known, the Jews were persecuted by Hitler during the Nazi period. Currently, a certain people is seen as a victim of Israel, having to live in settlements controlled by them. Arrived, invading lands and murdering. Who is worse? Nazis or Jews?”
The question was put before 8th grade students of Andrews College. The incident was brought to the attention of the Jewish Federation of Rio (FIERJ).
They contacted officials at the college, who confirmed the incident. Principal Pedro Flexa Ribeiro, confirmed that the teacher has been fired.
The Jewish Federation of Rio promised to bring a lawsuit against the teacher because of the episode. Students at two other schools were asked similar questions.
“We will not tolerate anti-Semitism. Coming from a teacher, this is even more serious because it can lead students to become prejudiced. If we do not fight this, we will allow past mistakes to be committed again,” The Jewish Federation of Rio President Jayme Salim Salomao said.