- In case you didn't know, in Britain the Holocaust is
part of the National Curriculum. Thanks to the 'The Holocaust Educational
Trust' our children are guaranteed to learn how bad the Nazis were. This
is probably much easier for our kids to acknowledge than to look into the
ways in which the embarrassing legacy of the British Empire reverberates
throughout almost every contemporary disastrous conflict on this planet.
It is deemed far easier for our kids to learn about Anne Frank than to
absorb the fact that Britain is directly responsible for the robbery of
Palestine and the Palestinian ordeal. Learning about Auschwitz is also
far easier than accepting the devastating reality created by Britain's
latest illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a colossal crime which has
cost more than 1.5 million innocent lives so far. Thanks to The Holocaust
Educational Trust we can brush history and our current crimes aside. Learning
about the bad Nazis is far easier on our children than learning about the
complicity of Britain in the holocaust. I guess that toughening British
immigration laws to stop Jews escaping to Britain in the 1930s is not a
prominent chapter in our kids' text books.
- The Holocaust Educational Trust was established in 1988
says their official website. "Our aim is to educate young people from
every background about the Holocaust and the important lessons to be learned
- Wonderful, I think to myself. My 9 year old son told
me that a Shoaguru visited his school recently to talk about the holocaust.
My son raised his hand, he wondered whether the lesson of the holocaust
could be applied to the Palestinian ordeal. "We are not here to talk
about politics" answered the 'trusted' trained Shoa mentor. For my
son the message was clear: The Jewish people's suffering is universal,
other people's suffering is 'politics'.
- "The Trust" says the website "works in
schools, universities and in the community to raise awareness and understanding
of the Holocaust, providing teacher training, an outreach program for schools,
teaching aids and resource material. One of our earliest achievements was
ensuring that the Holocaust formed part of the National Curriculum for
- This is indeed a great achievement, I cannot agree more.
I also know that during the next Israeli murderous operation in Gaza, Lebanon
or Iran our kids will watch TV and even briefly glance at the papers. They
will understand it all, they are not as stupid as the 'Educational' Trust
believes them to be. They will grasp that the Jewish State is currently
the world's most terrorist state, that it is a genocidal democracy and
is, not only a danger to world peace, but also a danger to our notion of
- The reaction to the 2009 IDF genocide in Gaza was overwhelming.
It matured into a clear rise of antipathy towards Israel and Jewish lobbies
around the world. Haaretz reported yesterday of a record rise (100%) in
anti-Semitic incidents around the world. Interestingly enough, the highest
rise was reported in Britain. I also learn from friends and parents around
me that in London high schools the word 'Jew' is an offensive derogatory
term. It is a signifier for immoral and abusive behavior. Seemingly, the
Educational Trust efforts' boomeranged. Teaching our children about Jewish
suffering made them universally ethically attentive.
- "We continue to play a leading role in training
teachers on how best to teach the Holocaust.", the trust's site goes
on and I wonder, what is indeed the best way to teach the holocaust? How
can the trust ensure that youngsters out there won't come up with the inevitable
conclusion? How can you teach students about unspeakable horrors and yet
curtail them from landing at the vital understanding that Israel, is actually
the ultimate racist expansionist state specialising in genocidal tactics?
The answer is simple. You can't. Imposing the holocaust on our kids will
backfire. If anything it will lead to an increased focus on Israeli crimes
committed in the name of the Jewish people. If Holocaust indoctrination
is as successful as the Trust argues, it will necessary lead our children
to grasp that killing in the name of Jewish suffering is a total ethical
- I would like to leave you with the Trust's latest initiative:
a new award was announced recently to honor "British citizens who
helped aid and rescue Jews and other groups persecuted in the Holocaust."
- I am the one, I am sure everyone can see it. Give me
- I am a British citizen. I also write about Israel, Zionism
and Jewish identity using the most critical language. I expose the crimes
committed by the Jewish state in the name of the Jewish people. I expose
the listed Israeli propaganda authors in our government and press. If Jews
listen to me they may be able to rescue themselves in time from the total
disaster they are collectively bringing on themselves. I also save my British
fellow citizens. If they listen to me they may dismantle the Holocaust
Education Trust and send their kids to Gaza or the West Bank rather than
to Auschwitz. Such an act would help to teach our children the true meaning
of historical responsibility (in the context of the Balfour declaration).
And I also try to save another persecuted group, namely the Palestinians,
by addressing the crimes committed against them in the name of the holocaust.
- Being a perfect candidate for the 'Holocaust award',
I am already cheered by the Educational Trust's vision of my effort.
- "The Holocaust Educational Trust believes that such
individuals (like me) embody all that is best about Britain - and deserve
formal recognition, not only to acknowledge their deeds but to serve as
an example to future generations about the importance of making a stand
against racism, discrimination and other forms of injustice."
- I always felt that they must appreciate my efforts after