Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg School Says Teaching Best Way to Deal with Anti-Semitic Bullying

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg School Says Teaching Best Way to Deal with Anti-Semitic Bullying

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Winnipeg school dealing with anti-Semitism

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WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg high school hopes that teaching its students about the Holocaust will help put a stop to a recent spate of anti-Semitic bullying.

Ted Fransen, superintendent with the Pembina Trail school division, says earlier this summer during the holiday break a group of students from Shaftesbury High School sent hateful, anti-Semitic messages to another student through social media.

When the division found out, its leaders contacted the police and the B'nai Brith.

Fransen says they are bringing in Cantor Moshe Krause, a Holocaust survivor who became known for singing to fellow prisoners at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp to buoy their spirits, to the school next week to speak with students and staff.

Fransen says he hopes it will be a rich learning experience. …

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