Teenagers in an alternative school program were surprised this week
to discover the following question on a worksheet on “Nazi ideology and
policy”: “From your acquaintance with the peoples that live in Israel,
which is the superior race and which is the inferior race?”
The students were part of the Hila program
in Petah Tikvah — Hila provides education for teenagers who have
dropped out of the state school system. Some 8,000 students are enrolled
in the program nationwide. The teachers are employed as subcontractors
and not by the Education Ministry.
The worksheet was a prep sheet for a test
culminating 10 years of Holocaust studies; for these students the test
takes the place of Israel’s matriculation exam in history.