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Textbooks in Philadelphia Schools to Be Examined on Nazi Era

Teaching methods and textbook contents in all Philadelphia public junior and senior high schools will be surveyed as a result of disclosures that history textbooks failed to give adequate reports on the Hitler era, particularly the anti-Jewish atrocities of the Nazi movement.

David A. Horowitz, associate superintendent of schools, has been named to make the survey which is expected to take two to three weeks. The survey will begin with an examination of the material teachers are required to present in the schools. A study of the texts currently in use in these schools will follow.

Special attention will be given to teacher and textbook coverage of segregation and desegregation, the Nazi era, civil and religious rights, immigration policies. Communism and similar areas of study.