The Jerusalem Post, a major newspaper in Israel, is reporting that a school district in a small rural town in western New York State has recalled its yearbook after it was discovered that it included an interview with a teacher who appeared to say something complimentary about Adolf Hitler:
The student body of Whiteville Central School District in Allegheny County is 98.9 percent white, the Olean Times Herald reported.
Asked his favorite person in history, first-year history teacher Jeff Acor is quoted in the yearbook as saying “Adolf Hitler, who did many great things for Germany and their youth before the infamous Holocaust.”
The quote also said that “Adolf was outed and faced many hardships early in life which a lot of people can relate to. Adolf is arguably the greatest public speaker in the history of the world. Adolf made many great strides to make Germany a world super power.”
The yearbooks were recalled two weeks ago, after the quote was discovered, according to the newspaper.
Superintendent Laurie Sanders said in a statement on the school district’s website that “in the production of the yearbook, we try to give students the freedom and creative license to create and determine content. That said, after the yearbooks were distributed several errors and oversights were found, including our discovery that a statement from one of our new teachers was incomplete, resulting in the description of a historical figure being mistakenly taken out of context.”
“Accordingly, we wanted to give the Yearbook Committee an opportunity to correct the errors and oversights, and to include a more accurate and complete quote from the teacher.”
Sanders did not explain to the Olean Times Herald in what way the statement was incomplete.
No action reportedly will be taken against Acor.
This should be a source of great embarrassment to Jews everywhere: that their major media has put out a headline story about the opinion of a high school teacher in a small rural school in western New York with a population of less than 1,000 people. Imagine Jews sitting around the dinner table in Tel Aviv expressing their “outrage” that this obscure and inconsequential teacher has expressed a personal opinion about the most famous and written-about public figure of the last 100 years. That his opinion may run contrary to what the Jews are demanding we all agree upon apparently makes this international news.
And this high school teacher’s opinion of Hitler is far less effusive than some very famous people in history who have heaped praise on the former leader of Germany, including John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill, King Edward of England, Henry Ford, Neville Chamberlain and Charles Lindbergh, just to name a few. And yet this humble teacher apparently is more of a threat to the safety and well-being of Jews everywhere who are demanding that some “action” (firing) be taken, as if it’s the beginning of “another” Holocaust. It’s almost as if they just can’t help themselves.