Teaching the Holocaust in Germany
Israeli professor Gideon Greif lectures before thousands of German students a year. But even he is sometimes rattled by their questions.
At the end of his lecture on the Holocaust to high-school pupils last fall, Israeli professor Gideon Greif asked the class whether they had more questions. A Muslim girl wearing hijab raised her hand and said, “Most of the Jews were cunning, right?” Several of her friends giggled in embarrassment. Others looked tensely at the teacher.
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