WASHINGTON — A bipartisan pair of congressional lawmakers have introduced legislation aimed at boosting Holocaust education in US public schools.
The Holocaust Education and Antisemitism Lessons (HEAL) Act submitted by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and James Lankford (R-OK) directs the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to conduct a first-of-its-kind study on Holocaust education and resources nationwide in order to identify ways it can be improved so schools can be better equipped to teach about the issue and about antisemitism more broadly.
“One of the most effective ways to combat the rise of anti-Jewish bigotry is to improve how we teach about the Holocaust and talk about the dangers of antisemitism,” says Rosen in a statement.
“Never again means ensuring we never forget the important lessons from one of history’s darkest chapters, and our bipartisan legislation will help ensure that Holocaust education in the US is accurate and comprehensive.”
“Antisemitism and anti-Jewish crimes remain sadly on the rise in our nation and around the world,” says Lankford. “Senator Rosen and I continue to work together to call out antisemitism no matter who or where it comes from.”