Romanian government supports “History of the Jews. The Holocaust” added class

The Romanian government supports the introduction of the school subject “Jewish History. Holocaust” as a compulsory subject in secondary and vocational education, announced Alexandru Muraru, Special Representative of the Executive for the Promotion of Memory Policies and the Fight against Antisemitism and Xenophobia.

According to the quoted source, “The government also proposes that the school curriculum, textbooks, teaching materials and methodologies for the school subject “Jewish History. Holocaust” to be developed by the National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania “Elie Wiesel” and experts from the Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the members of the Honorary Council. The materials developed will be approved by the Ministry of Education.

Furthermore, the government supports the establishment and award of the National Museum of Jewish and Holocaust History Prize to recognise, encourage and appreciate the outstanding merits of individuals, institutions and organisations that contribute to the fight against antisemitism, the preservation of the memory of the Holocaust or the promotion of Jewish life.

These regulations are in line with the objectives of the National Strategy for Preventing and Combating Anti-Semitism, Xenophobia, Radicalisation and Hate Speech, adopted by the Government in May this year for the period 2021-2023.


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