Teacher to Students: Pretend You Are a Nazi and Convince Me Jews Are Evil

Blacklisted News – by Sebastian Clouth

Students at a school in Albany were assigned to think like a Nazi and make a persuasive argument about why Jews are evil.

“You need to pretend that I am a member of the government in Nazi Germany, and you are being challenged to convince me that you are loyal to the Nazis by writing an essay convincing me that Jews are evil and the source of our problems,” the teacher told the students.

The students at Albany High School were told to watch and read Nazi propaganda, then review the definitions of Logos (persuasion by reasoning), Pathos (persuasion by emotional appeal), or Ethos (persuasion by the author’s character).  

“Choose which argument style will be most effective in making your point,” the teacher wrote on the assignment. “Your life [here in Nazi Germany in the 30’s] may depend on it!”

The students had five paragraphs (an introduction, three argument points, and a conclusion) to make their points.

Albany Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard told the Times Union that the assignment should have been worded differently.

“I would apologize to our families,” she said. “I don’t believe there was malice or intent to cause any insensitivies to our families of the Jewish faith.”

One-third of the students refused to complete the assignment, which was given to three sophomore English classes.

Vanden Wyngaard later said that officials are discussion whether to and what action to take against the unidentified teacher that gave the assignment, considering up to a dismissal.

She called the assignment “completely unacceptable,” and said “it displayed a level of insensitivity that we absolutely will not tolerate in our school community.”

A parent raised questions about the assignment, which is how it was originally found out.

The Albany school district is embroiled in controversy after a teacher assigned this assignment to students that requires them to write an essay that proves the writer is loyal to the German Nazi's and that "Jews are evil and the source of our problems."


3 thoughts on “Teacher to Students: Pretend You Are a Nazi and Convince Me Jews Are Evil

  1. years ago in 5th grade one day the teachers said we will play nazi and victim. Half the class would be the nazis, and would be victims for half the day, the other half of the day the players switch roles.
    Sadly almost everyone was on board, it was worth it for them to be controlled for a while in order for them to be able to control for the other half of the time.

    I said F that, I have no interest in being subjected or subjecting anyone to this idiocy. So 2 other students and I spent the entire day by ourselves reading and goofing off on our own.
    by opting out we had the day off school, while the teachers and students were doing their play acting conditioning exercise.

    Time to opt out people.

  2. To the teacher who gave this assignment:

    Pretend you’re an idiot, and I’LL convince you the ‘jews’ are evil.

  3. What’s the buzzword for ICLEI member? CFR member? AIPAC member? Oath Breaker? PNAC member? Logan-Act Breaker? see the dilemma?

    The best word so far we have come up with was psychopath. But it’s more than that, and yet these words are all missing. You have words for Nazi because it’s been repeated over and over and over.

    But how often have you heard “CAFR Denier”

    or how about the geo-engineering is real vs chemtrails are fantasy word smith games? You know, you contact your representative about the chemtrails over your home today, and the official denies it, but if you had only said, “Geo-Engineering” that official would have responded?

    I can think of a few officials who ought be called lying treasonous sack of shit over that one alone.

    I have no idea if this assignment taught anyone anything, but what needs to be taught and taught fast is some new names and some swift actions, for the pieces of shit (who can’t just say they are stupid anymore) who daily break their oaths.

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