Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Anti-Semitism In The U.K.

A book of children's poetry that will be distributed to schools in the United Kingdom, contains a poem that
is apparently written from the viewpoint of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

It includes the lines "Jews are here, Jews are there, Jews are almost everywhere, filling up the darkest places, evil looks upon their faces."

Another part reads: "Make them take many paces for being one of the worst races, on their way to a gas chamber, where they will sleep in their manger… I'll be happy Jews have died."
The editor of the poetry collection is defending the inclusion of this work.
Young Writers editor Steve Twelvetree, who also edited the book, said the poem was included as it illustrated how the writer was able to empathise with the infamous Nazi Fuehrer.
Community groups are seeking a formal apology from the publisher, and the removal of the poem.