PETITION: HOLOCAUST EDUCATION MUST FOCUS ON THE UNIQUENESS OF THE HOLOCAUST/SHOAH
As seen in the Orlando Sentinel on July 13th, 2021:
Florida recently became the 19th state to mandate Holocaust education. The educational standards that will become the curriculum will be finalized this week. This is important and must be praised. However, if the curriculum does not properly define the Holocaust and instead chooses to universalize the Nazi’s War on the Jews, this will all be in vain. Holocaust education must not be placed on the altar of critical race theory or used as a mere tool to teach the perils of xenophobia.
The term Holocaust does not refer to every evil perpetrated by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. It is, in German, die Judenvernichtung or “annihilation of the Jews,” the Final Solution to the Jewish question, not the gypsy question, the Communist question, the handicapped question or the homosexual question. The Nazis called it “the War against the Jews.” Hitler referred to it as “a war of extermination.”
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