EDITOR’S NOTE: Jennifer Rich, an assistant professor of sociology at Rowan University in New Jersey, is a Holocaust scholar and director of the Rowan Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. In this piece, Rich explains how the “Never Again Education Act,” which the U.S. House passed 393-5 on International Holocaust Remembrance Day in January, would make lessons about the Holocaust more prevalent in American education.
By JENNIFER RICH
1. Why is the ‘Never Again Education Act’ needed?
Research shows that adults and millennials in the United States have significant gaps in what they know about the Holocaust.
For instance, while 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, 41% of millennials believe the number is 2 million or fewer.
The Never Again Education Act will