Here’s a twist on Hitler Youth.
A Western Australian Catholic school has been forced to apologize for handing a costume prize to a pre-teen boy dressed as Adolf Hitler.
A class of 9- and 10-year-olds at a Perth school “had been asked to dress up as famous people,” the BBC reported Friday. The boy’s winning costume featured a swastika.
Trying to cover his tracks, the school principal claimed the prize was a “one-off thing” and Hitler was, in fact, “a fairly famous person.” It’s a point well taken, but still inconsiderate of sensible behavior and sensitive teaching for children.
At least these kids can never plead ignorance on an insensitive Halloween costume.
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