The 21st Show

Teaching Genocide In Illinois


Illinois Public Media

Illinois was one of the first states to require Holocaust education in schools back in 1990. Twelve states now have laws that mandate Holocaust education. 

Ignorance about the Holocaust is growing among young people because they're not taught about it in school, according to Linda Bauer, executive director of the Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation. 

 “We have to teach everyone, particularly young people, how to respond when they witness abuse,” Bauer said.

Guests: Linda Bauer Executive Director of the Champaign-Urbana Jewish Federation. Brian B. Kahn, retired educator and Chair of the Holocaust Education Center at the Champaign Urbana Jewish Federation. Christi Yoder, Executive Director of the Center for Genocide Research and Education.

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