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Minnesota Holocaust survivor pushes for genocide curriculum for middle and high school students


March 16, 2023

Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune

Rosanne Zaidenweber spoke to her mother, Dora, before Dora's testimony Wednesday at the Capitol in support of a bill to require Holocaust and genocide education in middle and high school.

Dora Zaidenweber has been telling her story most of her life, and she's used to the effect it can have on people.

People reacted with shock when she arrived in the United States with her family in 1950 as a young woman who survived six months in the Auschwitz death camp, where she could smell the bodies burning. She saw people's disbelief as she strived for the education she was deprived of for so many years working in forced labor camps.

"People were not quite believing that this could have happened to us," Zaidenweber said. "And they certainly didn't believe that it could happen here."


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ThinkT writes:

Legislating curriculum is a BAD idea. See Florida


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