Sunday, June 20, 2010

Response to Actor to Teach an Important Lesson to Preschoolers ad

Ms. Thompson,

I am honestly writing you to see if this ad is a joke. Is it?!? As a teacher this is without a doubt the sickest thing I have ever heard. I am a Christian, I have a strong love for the Jewish people. You can't be seriously going through this to teach them a lesson?! Also, if I was a parent of one of the students in your classroom, I would have you removed from your job.


I am a former preschool teacher and future elem teacher. That is the most HORRIBLE idea you could use to teach children a lesson. You are gonna scar them for life. Teach them about friend and that we love everyone. That is what Jesus does. Even though Hitler made wrong choices our elder brother Jesus Christ still loveshim. I am sure of it. Good luck.


My name is XXXXxxxx.

Now, before you go discounting me just because I'm a female, let me plead my case. I'm a talented actor, who is experienced in playing a male. I have more knowledge of Adolf Hitler and the WWII era than most, and am also able to not only speak in an accent, but also speak the German language. I'd love to be the one to help these children learn this lesson, and I believe I can teach in effectively, without scaring them.

Also, since you're looking for a legit reason for Hitler to be there, I have an idea. Simply have the actor tell them "As a form of repentance, I am to warn others against my suffering. I cannot appear as a whole being, and must deal with my decaying body" but maybe make it a tad easier to understand for kids.

I really hope you'll consider me. Thank you.


Ms. Thompson,
I have read over your very specific help wanted ad, and I feel that I am the perfect candidate for the job. Please respond to this email including the compensation amount and when I would be required.



I noticed a listing about teaching pre-schoolers about the holocaust. I am not really an actor but I am Jewish and a descendant of holocaust survivors as well as a history major that has spent extensive time studying German History. I am in Provo for the summer doing a summer program at BYU and would love to be of assistance in any way that I can. I am willing to offer my services for free.

All the best



  1. Reminds me of that episode of Arrested Development when they reminisce over "Lessons Learned" that involved using their uncle to create traumatic experiences.

  2. Yeah, I guess it is in the same vain! "That's why you never..."