A D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) staff member has been accused of making third graders reenact the Holocaust, with students pretending to dig mass graves and shoot victims. One student was cast as Hitler and reportedly told to pretend to commit suicide.
The Washington Post reported that the staff member, from Watkins Elementary School, was placed on leave Friday after the incident was reported. School Principal MScott Berkowitz wrote an email to parents regarding the incident but did not name the staff member. The student who was cast as Hitler is reportedly Jewish, according to the student’s parents.