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  5/7/2014, Iyar 7, 5774

U.S. School District Apologizes for Holocaust Denial Assignment


U.S. school district bosses voiced regret Tuesday for a writing assignment asking teenage students to discuss whether the Holocaust really happened, while saying it aimed to develop "critical thinking skills," according to AFP.

The Rialto Unified School District in California asked 8th graders to write an essay about whether the Holocaust was not actually "merely a political scheme created to influence public emotions and gain wealth."