This history class project was assigned to students in northwest Argentina at the private secondary school, Escuela Modelo of San Juan – the “Model School” in the province of San Juan – which assures the reader on its website that they “mold people with integrity, solidarity and entrepreneurship.”
The students were given nine points out of ten by the teacher — who was reportedly laid off (some media reported the teacher was “sanctioned and fired”) — for their project.
— Canal 13 San Juan TV (@sanjuantv) November 22, 2019
Opinion: Just kids being kids, right? Wrong.
JPost: October 3, 2019:
The number of antisemitic incidents in Argentina rose in 2018 by 107% in comparison with 2017. According to a report by the DAIA, the country’s Jewish community umbrella organization, there were 834 acts of antisemitism in 2018 compared with 404 incidents reported in 2017.
A stunning statistic found that 61% agreed with the antisemitic prejudice of the “influence” of Jews in international markets, and 47% believed that the Jews are the first to turn their backs on people in need.
After Allied forces defeated Germany in World War II, Europe became a difficult place to be associated with Adolph Hitler’s Third Reich. Thousands of Nazi officers, high-ranking party members and collaborators—including many notorious war criminals—escaped across the Atlantic, finding refuge in South America, particularly in Argentina, Chile and Brazil.
Argentina, for one, was already home to hundreds of thousands of German immigrants and had maintained close ties to Germany during the war. After 1945, Argentine President Juan Perón, himself drawn to fascist ideologies, enlisted intelligence officers and diplomats to help establish “rat lines,” or escape routes via Spanish and Italian ports, for many in the Third Reich.
Also giving aid: the Vatican in Rome, which in seeking to help Catholic war refugees also facilitated fleeing Nazis—sometimes knowingly, sometimes not. source
Three notorious Nazi officers who made their way to South America:
Adolph Eichmann – The “world’s most wanted Nazi,” Eichmann was the architect of Hitler’s “Final Solution”
Josef Mengele – Second only to Eichmann as a target of Nazi hunters, the doctor nicknamed the “Angel of Death” conducted macabre experiments among the prisoners
Walter Rauff – An SS colonel, Rauff was instrumental in the construction and implementation of the mobile gas chambers that killed over 100,000
Today Argentina is home to around 250,000 Jews, making it the sixth largest Jewish community in the world, and the biggest in Latin America.