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U.S. States Requiring Holocaust Education in Schools

In 2019, Oregon became the eleventh state to require schools to provide Holocaust education. Its law stipulates that instruction must be designed to “prepare students to confront the immorality of the Holocaust, genocide, and other acts of mass violence and to reflect on the causes of related historical events.”

The other states that have enacted similar legislation:

California

Connecticut

Florida

Illinois

Kentucky

Michigan

New Jersey

New York

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island


Eli Rosenberg, “Oregon schools will be required to teach about the Holocaust. A 14-year-old helped make it happen,” Washington Post, (May 28, 2019).