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Thursday, May 08, 2003

The International (weekly) Jerusalem Post has a brief story in print that I can't find online:

A Lesson Not Learned

A new textbook prepared for schoolchildren in India portrays Adolf Hitler as a "hero" and makes no mention of the German murder of Jews during the Holocaust, according to the Press Trust of India. The book is entitled Contemporary India and was approved by the government's National Council for Eduacational Research and Training.The book reportedly defines Nazism as a "fusion of German nationalism and socialism," but makes no mention of the virulent antisemitism that was a key component of Hitler's ideology. [B"H] -- some members of India's Federal Parliament have voiced outrage.