State Senator Anthony Williams and State Senator Brendan Boyle have introduced legislation to mandate Holocaust and Genocide Education for Grades 6-12 in Pennsylvania. In order to support this legislation, we ask that community members send letters of support (starting end of March 2013) to members of the House and Senate Education Committees. View bill here. View sample letter. View Committee List
Philadelphia's Annual Memorial Ceremony for the Six Million Jewish Martyrs, April 7 2013-Balmy spring weather drew hundreds of men, women and children to the Parkway to honor the memory of those who were senselessly slaughtered by the Nazis. State Representative Brendan Boyle and State Senator Anthony Williams spoke eloquently of the need to make Pennsylvania the sixth U.S. state to mandate Holocaust and Genocide studies for public, private and parochial school students. Both legislators have introduced bills in the House and Senate to this effect and exhorted those in attendance to sign postcards in support of this important legislation.
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For 36 years, JCRC and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have collaborated to present the Youth Symposium on the Holocaust, a widely acclaimed education program for students in public, parochial and private high schools throughout the Delaware Valley. The Youth Symposium is designed to teach young people about the universal lessons of the Holocaust, including the destructive nature of prejudice and the need for courage in the face of injustice and tyranny.
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