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New program will send 85,000 8th graders to NYC’s Holocaust museum


New program will send 85,000 8th graders to NYC’s Holocaust museum to curb spike in antisemitism.
New York City will send tens of thousands of students to Manhattan’s Holocaust museum as the city and its school system grapple with a surge in antisemitism since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war.

Under the new initiative, 85,000 eighth graders from public and private school will visit the Museum of Jewish Heritage over the next three years, starting in the fall. That’s in addition to the 40,000 students from fifth through 12th grade who already visit the museum each year.

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Sending kids, entering their "edge phase", to the Holocaust museum may or may not have unintended consequences...

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That charade would be more successful during the pre-internet era.

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Word is that they'll be transported there in boxcars.

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There is no Holocaust Museum in New York City!

You mean the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The large Holocaust exhibit was temporary and ended a few years ago.
https://nypost.com/2019/03/31/first-of-its-kind-auschwitz-exhibit-headed-to-manhattan/

It's now in a museum in Boston before continuing to other cities!!
https://www.musealia.net/auschwitz/

The "educators" are idiots! Ditto your "news" source.

Meanwhile, Trumpites support a candidate who promotes "Unite the Reich!" and quotes Hitler.

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https://www.jta.org/2024/05/23/ny/new-program-will-send-85000-8th-graders-to-nycs-holocaust-museum-to-curb-spike-in-antisemitism

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My point is the major Holocaust exhibit isn't there anymore. It would've been much more impactful.

Most of the museum shows Jewish culture. Only a little is about the Holocaust - not nearly enough to make a difference. It would've been better to read Anne Frank's diary and discuss it and the Holocaust in class.

Meanwhile, the educators are ignoring the anti-Asian, Islamophobic, anti-LGBTQ, anti-Black, anti-Hispanic, anti-white hatred. Pander to one group and forget all the others. It's better to learn about why bigotry is wrong and why it exists.

And Trumpites still support a candidate who promotes "Unite the Reich!" and quotes Hitler.

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Ooops.

"New York State also mandates Holocaust education for public school students."

Absolutely disgusting. Thank God my daughter's in a parochial school. Home schooling when that's no longer available.

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You don't want your brat to learn about the Holocaust?

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Pure class.

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Ask about Gaza present day and you get an F.

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Has there really been a spike in anti-semitism in the US since the Israeli actions began in Gaza?

Or is this cases of modern "anti-semitism", as per the Israeli government's definition, which would be things like protesting against them killing people?

Would be interesting to know...

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