Iowa school officials are under scrutiny after an accidental circulation of a World War II-era racist Nazi slogan in their daily communications to parents and school staff.
The Indianola school district issued a morning announcement to parents, featuring a quote attributed to Heinrich Himmler, the notorious figure behind the Holocaust. The incident has sparked controversy, prompting an apology from the local superintendent.
Racist Nazi Slogan
Parents of middle schoolers in Indianola were taken aback when they received an email on Monday containing the unsettling quote, “My honor is my loyalty.” Little did they know, this line served as a motto for the Waffen SS in Nazi Germany, symbolizing loyalty to Adolf Hitler. The use of such a slogan raised concerns about the oversight and awareness within the school district.