Committee passes bill requiring teaching of Holocaust

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- A new House Bill will require Kentucky’s public middle and high schools to teach students about the Holocaust.

In 2008, legislation was passed in Kentucky that requires the state to develop curriculum focusing on the Holocaust for schools that did not require that information to be taught.

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The House Education Committee Chair John Carney, R-Campbellsville and  Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, D-Louisville are sponsors of House Bill 128.

The bill would require the Holocaust and other acts of genocide that are recognized by international court of law to be taught.

The House Education Committee gave its approval to the legislation Tuesday.

During the meeting, lawmakers commented on how it is importance to remember this piece of history, the lives lost, and survivors.

HB 128 now goes to the full House for consideration.