A bill that pertains to Holocaust education and prevention is heading to the governor of New Hampshire’s desk after it easily passed in the state’s House of Representatives; This will make New Hampshire the 14th state to require such education.
New Hampshire’s Republican Governor Chris Sununu is awaiting a bill to come to his desk that would mandate ‘Holocaust & Genocide Prevention Education.’ While this would make New Hampshire the 14th state to require such education, it’s a discouragement that this history is being forgotten, or even worse, denied.
The bill was easily passed in the state’s House of Representatives. However, not unanimously.
State Senator Jay Kahn (Democrat) is also supporting the bill, and according to him, it will ensure that students receive education in regards to several other categories as well.
Regional Director for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Robert Trestan responded to the bill stating, “The need for Holocaust and genocide education in our schools could not be more urgent.”
According to a recent study by the ADL, 2019 saw an all-time high regarding antisemitic events throughout the United States.