Jewish board hopeful of solution in ‘Heil Hitler’ school debacle

SAJBD says it hopes to find a way forward at Edenvale High School following last week's anti-sematic comments shouted out during a school festival play.

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JOHANNESBURG – The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) says it hopes to find a way forward at Edenvale High School following last week's anti-semitic comments shouted out during a school festival play.

Teenage hecklers interrupted pupils from the King David Victory Park School by chanting "Heil Hitler" when they were performing The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas as part of a one-act play festival at Waterstone College in Johannesburg.

The SAJBD’s Wendy Kahn said, “The issue should be directly dealt with by the school, we want to raise the issue and see if we can’t find a way forward with the leadership of the school. I believe that we will be able to find a constructive way forward.”