8-year-olds were asked to re-enact the Holocaust by a teacher

Students were allegedly asked to re-enact the Holocaust by their teacher who has now been placed on leave.

A staff member at a Washington D.C. primary school allegedly asked students to re-enact events from the Holocaust last week. The staff member has since been placed on leave, according to D.C. public schools.

Imagine being a parent of these poor kids and asking: “What did you learn at school today?”… Yikes!


A spokesperson said in a statement to CBS News that the district “received a report of a classroom of students receiving a lesson that included portraying different perspectives of the Holocaust,”

“Students should never be tasked with acting out any atrocity, especially genocide and war,” the statement read. “Additionally, there were allegations of a staff member using hate speech during the lesson, which is unacceptable and not tolerated at any of our schools.”

The district has confirmed that this was not an approved lesson plan and that it sincerely apologised to students and families that were subject to the incident.

“We have launched an investigation, and students are being supported by our DCPS Comprehensive Alternative Resolution & Equity Team,” the statement reads.

One of the student’s parents, who is Jewish, spoke to the Washington Post and told them their child was asked to act like Hitler and pretend to commit suicide at the end of the reenactment.

Another parent said her son was told to act as if he was on a train to a concentration camp before dying ni a gas chamber and shooting his peers.

Jeesh, that’s definitely a little too hectic for 8-year-olds.

Apparently, according to all reports, the teacher had told the students not to tell anyone about the reenactment. Hmm, wonder why?