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US High School Apologises for Publishing Nazi Quote in Yearbook

‘Make the lie big, keep it simple, keep saying it and eventually they will believe it’ is quote from Nazi propaganda chief Dr Joseph Goebbels

By Mihir Zaveri | 17 June 2018

THE INDEPENDENT — A Massachusetts school is back in the spotlight following another brush with anti-semitism after it emerged a graduating student had included a Nazi quotation in its leavers’ yearbook.

The quote, which reads “Make the lie big, keep it simple, keep saying it and eventually they will believe it,” is attributed to the Third Reich’s propaganda supremo, Dr Joseph Goebbels. The quote is not attributed in the yearbook, and appears in black text underneath the photo of the student, who has not been identified.

Despite being vetted by school staff, it was a student who alerted them to the quote’s Nazi provenance.

Hundreds of copies of the yearbook had been printed and distributed to students at Andover High School in Massachusetts before the school became aware of the problem and stopped selling the yearbook. The school is now offering to replace the page or cover the quote up with a sticker. […]

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