Olympia, WA – State lawmakers OK’d a bipartisan bill making Holocaust studies a part of the curriculum in Washington middle, junior high, and high schools. Representative Tana Senn was one of several speakers Thursday in Olympia when the state House agreed that every post-elementary public school in Washington will be, quoting here, “strongly encouraged” to include instruction on the Holocaust.
“We know that history repeats itself. And so if we don’t teach young people about the devastating impacts and consequences of the Holocaust, then we are unfortunately bound to repeat it.”
Current policy suggests that high schools cover the Nazi atrocity that killed some eight million European Jews, ethnic Poles, Romani, and others between 1941 and 1945. The Holocaust education bill has now been unanimously