The United Kingdom Has Removed Teaching About The Holocaust From Public Schools-Fiction!


Summary of eRumor:


The email says that the UK has “removed The Holocaust from its school curriculum

The Truth:

There has not been any governmental decision to eliminate teaching about the holocaust from schools in the UK.

This email may have been prompted by a government-funded study by the Historical Association in the UK.  It found that some teachers who have multi-cultural classes have avoided teaching about controversial historical topics such as The Holocaust.  The report cited several examples of schools that backed away from teaching about The Holocaust, The Crusades, and slavery.  “In particular settings, teachers of history are unwilling to challenge highly contentious or charged versions of history in which pupils are steeped at home, in their community, or in a place of worship,” the report said.

Another false story, a spinoff of this one, claims that the University of Kentucky has taken the Holocaust out of its curriculum.  CLICK HERE for that eRumor.

Updated 4/14/06

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Recently this week, UK removed The Holocaust from its school curriculum
because it “offended” the Moslem population which claims it never
This is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.
It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europeended.
This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six
millionJews, 20 million Russians, 10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic
priests who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and
humiliated with the German and Russian peoples looking the other way!
Now, more than ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust
to be”a myth,” it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets. This e-mail is intended to reach 40 million people worldwide!
Join us and be a link in the memorial chain and help us distribute it
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