Nebraska schools could be required to teach about the Holocaust

Omaha school stopped teaching about it after pushback

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A Nebraska senator is proposing a bill that would require schools to teach about the Holocaust. This comes after an Omaha-area school stopped doing so due to pushback.


Sen. Jen Day

Sen. Jen Day introduced the bill, which would add Holocaust teachings to an already existing statute that requires schools to educate students on topics focused on multicultural history and contributions. According to the Nebraska Examiner, Day said it was alarming that schools were dealing with resistance toward Holocaust teachings because World War II and the murder of 6 million European Jews were relatively recent.

The bill was brought up in the Education Committee on Tuesday, but no action has been taken yet. Several people voiced their support, and no one testified in opposition.

Day said the few Holocaust survivors in the state can help the students understand the story better, according to the Nebraska Examiner.

“We’re really missing those human to human stories,” said Day. “Ignorance will only increase as (the Holocaust) falls further into history.”

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