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Spain to Vote on Making Holocaust Studies Obligatory

By: JTA

Spain’s ruling People’s Party recently submitted a proposed amendment to the education law that would make Holocaust studies obligatory for Spanish students.

If passed, the proposed amendment would introduce the genocide of Jews by Nazi Germany into the curriculum “at various stages of basic education,” the Spanish news agency Europa Press reported Thursday.

The proposed amendment to the Organic Act for the Improvement of Educational Quality is part of a wider effort to include more materials that pertain to the prevention and peaceful resolution of conflicts and values underpinning democracy and human rights, Europa Press reported.

The president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain, Isaac Querub, said the proposal “certainly represents progress,” but added that the federation would have liked to see a “more comprehensive amendment, explaining the general history of the Jewish people.”

“Unless the Holocaust is contextualized, it will give a distorted image of the history of the Jewish people,” he said.

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12 Responses to “Spain to Vote on Making Holocaust Studies Obligatory”

  1. Malik Sumeem says:

    Good News

  2. happy new year from the san diego mayoral candidate steven greenwald

  3. Shemayah Shiloh Phillips says:

    That’s encouraging. But I hope, as a former history teacher who was apparently a threat to local Christian conservatives for just being allowed to teach in a purely secular way, that the true sources of the ‘Holocaust’ are taught. The ‘Holocaust’ was a direct result of Christian culture and always repeatable in that culture—something I could never teach in a Christian dominated community.

  4. That’s encouraging. But I hope, as a former history teacher who was apparently a threat to local Christian conservatives for just being allowed to teach in a purely secular way, that the true sources of the ‘Holocaust’ are taught. The ‘Holocaust’ was a direct result of Christian culture and always repeatable in that culture—something I could never teach in a Christian dominated community.

  5. Samuel Ramos says:

    Spain after the “Reconquista” initiated the first “Holocaust” against the Jews of the Iberian Penninsula!

  6. Samuel Ramos says:

    Spain after the “Reconquista” initiated the first “Holocaust” against the Jews of the Iberian Penninsula!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Spain should make Inquisition studies mandatory, not Holocaust studies. And why not teach about the beauties of Judaism, instead? Only focusing on the Holocaust is truly "distorted."

  8. Is this because they want to get it “right” then next time?

  9. David Neubart says:

    Is this because they want to get it “right” then next time?

  10. it is good for Spanish children to learn about the Shoah…but what about the inquisition??? I am sefardi born and raised a catholic…however…I came back to my little esnoga…they must lust about the horrors of the inquisitors… there is not much difference between Torquemada and Himmler…

  11. it is good for Spanish children to learn about the Shoah…but what about the inquisition??? I am sefardi born and raised a catholic…however…I came back to my little esnoga…they must lust about the horrors of the inquisitors… there is not much difference between Torquemada and Himmler…

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