The World Jewish Congress Calls on the US Congress to Make Holocaust Education Mandatory in American Schools

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The World Jewish Congress is urging US lawmakers to make studying the Holocaust mandatory in all schools, citing statistics from a 2018 poll revealing that half of millennials can’t name a single Nazi concentration camp. [They can’t name any Communist concentration camps, either, but that is of no apparent concern.] ‘The Never Again Education Act’ proposes making Holocaust education mandatory in every school in the US and would create grants for teachers to teach students about the Holocaust “and the repercussions that hate and intolerance can have on our society.” [We agree that children should be taught that hate and intolerance must be rejected in a just society, but we fear that selective focus on hate and intolerance against only Jewish victims to the exclusion of those in other ethnic groups who have suffered similar fates is likely to miss its stated goal. Without knowledge of the death camps and killing fields of the Soviets, the Red Chinese, the Khmer Rouge of Cambodia, and the torture chambers of Communist Romania and Cuba, children are likely to form a false impression that Jews are the only ones who have suffered from such inhumanity in modern times and that Nazis are the only perpetrators. This false impression also may be used to discourage criticism of the political policies of the Israeli government for fear of being labeled anti-Semitic and condemned on a par with Holocaust criminals. That outcome, in fact, may be the primary motivation behind this proposal.] -GEG

The World Jewish Congress is pushing US lawmakers to make Holocaust education mandatory in all schools, citing statistics from a 2018 poll revealing half of millennials can’t name a single Nazi concentration camp.

The WJC started a petition calling on Congress to “make Holocaust education mandatory in every school in the United States,” that has garnered 8,500 signatures so far. The petition points to a rise in antisemitism and warns that “the horrors of the Holocaust are fading from our collective memory, especially among millennials.” 

It refers to statistics found in the 2018 Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Study which surveyed 1,350 Americans aged 18 and over and found 49 percent of millennials and 45 percent of adults couldn’t name a concentration camp or ghetto in Europe during the Holocaust. It also revealed that 41 percent of millennials think the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust was two million or less, rather than six million. 

‘The Never Again Education Act’ would create a grant program run by the Department of Education to provide teachers with training and tools to teach students about the Holocaust “and the repercussions that hate and intolerance can have on our society.”

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Agreed. It also runs the risk of creating the impression that Jews have never perpetrated similar
crimes and are incapable of doing the same things
they accuse “WASPs” of doing.
Never mind. That’s the common perception ALREADY.

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Millions of the Holocaust survivors strongly support this legislation.

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likely millions … upon millions …..perhaps billions of survivors …..though all of Europe had less than 6 million Jews during WW2.