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School Textbooks in U.S. to Contain More Facts on Nazi Atrocities

November 29, 1960
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Publishers of school textbooks have in dictated that they are planning to give more detailed, graphic coverage of the Nazi atrocities against Jews in history textbooks for use in New York City schools, it was disclosed here today.

The publishers were criticized last month by the Board of Education for their treatment of the Third Reich. The Board had noted that only “a few texts give satisfactory accounts” of what went on in Nazi concentration camps and crematoria, and that many required “substantial revision” to give the students an adequate picture.

Many publishers in a number of cities were reported here today to regard the Board’s criticism as valid and several are planning revisions in accordance with the Board’s recommendations, it was indicated.

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