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Canadian Textbooks Understate Nazi Slaughter of Jews, Survey Shows

March 13, 1962
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The Canadian Jewish Congress said today that a survey of books used in Montreal Protestant high schools found that “gross understatements” were present concerning the magnitude of the Nazi wartime slaughter of European Jewry.

Treatment generally given to Jews and other minority groups was found to be generally sympathetic, particularly references to the State of Israel. The Congress decided to submit to a Canadian expert on textbook writing some materials prepared by American community relations agencies developed to serve as supplements for teaching history covering the Nazi period.

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