A Holocaust survivor and an Oregon student are calling on state lawmakers to require Oregon schools teach about the Holocaust, something not currently mandated.
If passed in next year’s legislative session, the Genocide Curriculum bill would require all Oregon high schools — public and private — to teach about the Holocaust and other genocides in world history. It would be part of the state’s graduation requirement for three years of social studies.
The idea was presented to the Senate Interim Committee on Education in an informational meeting Tuesday in front of a packed hearing room at the state Capitol.
The effort is being led by Sen. Rob Wagner, D-Tualitin, Holocaust survivor Alter Wiener, 92, and Lake Oswego high school freshman Claire Sarnowski, 14.
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