British school teachers are failing to properly teach their students about the Holocaust due to political correctness, the Simon Wiesenthal Center said. Timesonline reported Monday that the group wrote to Education Secretary Alan Johnson regarding a report put out by his office, “Teaching Emotive and Controversial History.” The Center wrote that it was “horrified” to read that British schools were reluctant to educate students about the Holocaust because teachers did not want to challenge “contentious or charged versions of history” taught to children at home – ï¿½an apparent reference to an unwillingness by teachers to confront Holocaust denial in the British Muslim community,” the Times wrote. “Teachers’ mistreatment or exclusion of the Holocaust is an offense to the memory of its 6 million victims and to the British soldiers who liberated the Nazi death camps,” Shimon Samuels, the center’s international relations director, wrote to Johnson on Monday in a letter coinciding with Yom Hashoah.
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