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Holocaust Education in Every School in England.
« on: February 11, 2008, 03:29:00 AM »
Students From Every School in England to Visit Auschwitz

Agence France Presse

http://www.ejpress.org/article/23914

Britain will help fund two students from every school in England to
visit Auschwitz to learn about the Holocaust, in a bid to help teach the
lessons of the genocide to the younger generation, the government
announced on Monday. The sixth-form students, who are typically between
16 and 18 years old, will meet with survivors of the Holocaust, and will
be shown the camp's barracks, see inmates' registration documents, and
piles of victims' clothes, shoes and hair. Founded in 1947 at the site
of the Nazi-era death camp, the state-run Memorial and Museum at
Auschwitz-Birkenau, in Oswiecim, received 1.22 million visitors in 2007. ==

More Funding for Holocaust Trips by English Teenagers

BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7226074.stm

A project taking thousands of English teenagers to visit Auschwitz is to
be funded for another three years, says the government. Two sixth
formers from every school in England are currently funded to visit
Auschwitz in Poland, to encourage an understanding of the Holocaust. The
project will receive an extra 4.65 million pounds to extend it until
2011. "Every young person should have an understanding of this," says
Schools Minister Jim Knight. The project, in which 6,000 teenagers per
year spend a day visiting the Auschwitz camp and meeting survivors of
the Holocaust, was launched in 2005. ==

Germany Launches Comic Book on Holocaust for Schools

Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080201/wl_nm/germany_jews_cartoon_dc

German schools will launch a comic book next week that aims to teach
above all underprivileged children about the Nazi era and the Holocaust.
Although German schools already make a big effort to give pupils a
thorough education about the Nazi era, racist violence remains a
problem, and the revival of Germany's Jewish community has brought a
rise in anti-Semitism with it. The Tintin-style comic book is called
"The Search," and tells the story of Esther, a fictional Jewish survivor
of the Holocaust.
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Re: Holocaust Education in Every School in England.
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2008, 09:06:44 AM »
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The Tintin-style comic book is called
"The Search," and tells the story of Esther, a fictional Jewish survivor
of the Holocaust.

At least they got that part of it right!!  ;D
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