City Auditor Scott Stringer and Assemblyman Neely Rozich have called on city and state legislatures to spread Holocaust education in schools and to launch a hate crime education campaign.
Politicians were prompted to take this step by recent events in Washington, as well as the rise of extremist sentiments and anti-Semitic antics in New York. It is time to wake up, they believe, and start with the younger generation first, teaching students to be tolerant of other people’s opinions and intolerance of any discrimination.
Nili Rozich has already submitted a bill to the Legislature. She suggests revising the programs for studying the Holocaust in the senior grades of all schools in the state, retraining teachers, and expanding the range of sources of information.
“We cannot postpone improving teaching in this area any longer,” stressed Scott Stringer. “This is in the interests of today’s students, future generations, our entire society.”
Remember the lessons of the Holocaust