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Video reveals Nazi salute after faculty board votes

FOX CHAPEL, Pa. (KDKA) – Members within the native Jewish neighborhood say they’re appalled {that a} Nazi salute was flashed through the Fox Chapel College Board assembly Monday night time. It got here after the board voted to have college students put on masks after they head again to highschool.

The Holocaust Heart of Pittsburgh mentioned there isn’t any comparability between masking kids and the Holocaust. They are saying it’s not the primary time this comparability has been made in regard to public well being coverage.

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“Seeing something like that could be a slap within the face and so insulting to the reminiscences of the victims of the Nazis and the households of the survivors who’re throughout us in Pittsburgh,” Holocaust Heart of Pittsburgh Director Dr. Lauren Bairnsfather mentioned.

She mentioned these actions decrease the Holocaust and its atrocities.

“You then deny the Holocaust. We will’t stand for that. We’ve got to find out about that,” Dr. Bairnsfather mentioned.

(Picture: Fox Chapel Space College District)

This isn’t the primary time masks and vaccines have been in comparison with the systematic killing of thousands and thousands of individuals. For the Jewish neighborhood, this antisemitism hits a nerve.

“To see folks evaluating that to sporting a masks in public could be very painful to them,” Director of Advertising for the Jewish Federation of Larger Pittsburgh Adam Hertzman mentioned.

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Hertzman believes training is the instrument to struggle this.

“Hate of any form, whether or not it’s antisemitism, racial hatred or different types of bigotry don’t have any place in our society,” Hertzman mentioned.

She mentioned this occurred in a district that’s dwelling to one in every of its LIGHT Facilities, which promote human rights.

“I might invite him to go to the LIGHT Heart at Dorseyville Center College to see what’s happening in his personal district,” Dr. Bairnsfather mentioned.

Fox Chapel supplied this assertion: “The Fox Chapel Space College District hopes all members of its faculty neighborhood will probably be respectful of their interactions with one another and through district occasions, together with public faculty board conferences, even throughout troublesome conversations and variations of opinion. As we transfer towards the 2021-2022 faculty yr collectively, the Fox Chapel Space College District stays steadfastly dedicated to reflecting the district’s core beliefs of respect, accountability, and integrity.”

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Dr. Bairnsfather plans to talk with the varsity board about this and proceed the work of the LIGHT Heart within the district.


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