Madison – Students will now be required to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides in Wisconsin’s schools. On Wednesday, Governor Tony Evers signed a bill authored by State Senator Alberta Darling to require Holocaust education at least once during middle school and once during high school.
“It’s my hope this bill will help foster understanding and empathy for different people and cultures,” Darling said “The history and lessons of the Holocaust are being lost. Future generations must be taught about what happened to make sure it never happens again.”
“The need for Holocaust education is greater than ever,” Darling said, “As the number of living Holocaust survivors dwindles, this legislation will make sure their eye-witness accounts and stories live on.”
Senator Darling represents portions of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha Counties.