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Holo. Education for K1-12

Postby Mannstein » 1 decade 3 years ago (Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:21 am)

The Congress is in the process of passing a new bill on holocaust education for students K1-12. Math and science is to be de emphasised. Talk about staying competitive in the global economy.

Furthermore Alzheimers patients vegitating in a retirement home will be attending workshops to reinforce the holocaust providing ammunation against deniers.

Congress mandates Holocaust education in grades K-12; science and math requirements to be dropped. New legislation would also replace arts and crafts in senior citizens' homes with workshops on Holocaust denial.

Shoah education aim of federal bill

Funding for legislation could provide curriculum guidelines and training for educators

07.27.2007 | The Jewish Advocate
By Kristin Erekson

With more than 62 years having passed since the Shoah, local and state lawmakers are working to give Holocaust education a boost.

Currently being reviewed by committees in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, the Simon Wiesenthal Holocaust Education Assistance Act – if passed – would provide select organizations nationwide with competitive grants to be used to develop Holocaust curriculum guides as well as training for teachers.

The act would distribute $10 million – $2 million yearly for five years – in federal funding to establish these programs, according to Newtonville resident Rosian Zerner, a Holocaust survivor from Lithuania who is supporting the bill. The U.S. Secretary of Education determines the recipients of the funds and the amounts of the awards.

"Massachusetts should be at the forefront of this legislation," said Zerner, who has been fervently sending out letters and meeting with legislators to garner more support for the act. "Holocaust education is important because it not only stands as a symbol of what should not be repeated in history but it is also necessary at a point where there are so many Holocaust deniers."

Upon receiving a letter from Zerner, Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) decided earlier this month to become a co-sponsor of the bill. Frank said he is "doing this for the world."

"The more you learn about things, the better it is to make sure you avoid anything like it," Frank added

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, who is the author of the bill in the Senate, told the Advocate in an e-mail that the Holocaust Education Assistant Act is needed now more than ever because there are some who still deny "the Holocaust's very existence."

Menendez, along with other lawmakers, found it fitting to name the bill after the late Simon Wiesenthal, a survivor of the Nazi death camps who dedicated his life to documenting the crimes of the Holocaust and to hunting down the perpetrators still at large. The act has no connection with the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Menendez said.

"I believe this legislation will be an important step to ensuring that students continue to learn about the Holocaust in an accurate and comprehensive manner," Menendez added.

According to the text of the act, several states, such as California, Florida and Illinois, now mandate Holocaust education in curricula. However, Heidi P. Guarino, spokeswoman for the state Department of Education, said Massachusetts does not exactly "mandate" the teaching of the Shoah.

Instead, Guarino added, the Massachusetts History and Social Science Curriculum Framework dedicates one world history learning standard to the Holocaust, as well as another addressing the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.

If the bill is passed, Guarino said that it will "spur a very intense effort on the development of teaching units and other materials on this subject."

Alan Ronkin, deputy director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, told the Advocate that teaching about the Holocaust is "critical to shape the next generation."

Added Ronkin: "Holocaust education not only teaches about the past, but it also uses the lessons of the past to help shape students' decisions to become future leaders [who fight] against racism, bigotry and anti-Semitism."

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Postby Hannover » 1 decade 3 years ago (Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:45 am)

This is not about education, it's about profitable and useful indoctrination. It is the judeo-supremacists who are the racist bigots, they are 'The Chosen Ones'. All other people are insignificant and expendable. Remember who is dying for Zionist/Israeli interests in the Middle East.

Knowing that what's being taught are utterly impossible lies, we are left with the realization that judeo-supremacist interests dominate the government. That is the only explanation. The question remains as to when the sheep being led to slaughter finally realize it and demand an end to the madness.

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Re: Holo. Education for K1-12

Postby Godfred » 6 years 5 months ago (Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:51 am)

In Israel, the liberal (?) media seems to be somewhat critical on the push to introduce gas chamber stories (etc.) at kindergarten level.

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 How to traumatize a nation of children

The Ministry of Education's plan to introduce Holocaust studies to all classrooms is not intended to protect children, but to shape their identity as early as possible.


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Re: Holo. Education for K1-12

Postby cold beer » 6 years 5 months ago (Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:15 pm)

So the bill is named after Simon Wiesenthal and the aim is...
"I believe this legislation will be an important step to ensuring that students continue to learn about the Holocaust in an accurate and comprehensive manner," Menendez added.

The same Simon Wiesenthal whose center was exposed by David Cole for falsifying 'gas van footage'.

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Re: Holo. Education for K1-12

Postby Kingfisher » 6 years 5 months ago (Thu May 01, 2014 2:08 am)

Some quotes from the Wikipedia article on Wiesenthal:
With a reputation as a storyteller, Wiesenthal was the author of several memoirs that contain tales that are only loosely based on actual events.
Wiesenthal's autobiographies contradict each other on many points; he also over-dramatised and mythologised events.
Wiesenthal wrote a number of books, some of which contain conflicting stories and tales, many of which were invented.[8][9] Several authors, including Segev[8] and British author Guy Walters,[9] feel that Wiesenthal's autobiographies cannot be considered reliable sources of information about his life and activities.
Walters found many inconsistencies among the three main biographies and between these books and historical documents. "Wiesenthal’s scant regard for the truth makes it possible to doubt everything he ever wrote or said," remarks Walters.[132] British journalist and editor of The Times Daniel Finkelstein describes Walters' research as "impeccable", and reports that Ben Barkow of the Wiener Library supported the need to re-evaluate Wiesenthal's contributions.

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