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French boy expelled for Auschwitz comment

Published on 04/01/2005

PARIS, Jan 4 (AFP) - A French secondary school student has been expelled after making anti-Semitic remarks on a trip to the extermination camp at Auschwitz, school authorities said Tuesday.

The unnamed boy, who attended a lycee in the Paris suburb of Montreuil, said “They did well to burn them” a propos of the Nazi holocaust, the school head Michele Amiel said.

Five other pupils received lesser punishments for “inappropriate behaviour.”

“By laughing, making anti-Semitic remarks, taking photographs of each other making obscene gestures, mocking a site which is heavy with the history of anti-Jewish inhumanity, the pupils have profaned this symbolic place of memory,” said the National Office for Vigilance against Anti-Semitism.

© AFP

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