Study of Holocaust Mandated For NSW Schools

"The leaders of both organisations have been extremely supportive" ... Vic Alhadeff, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. Photo: Dallas Kilponen

THE study of the Holocaust will become compulsory for all NSW school students in years 9 and 10 after the Jewish Board of Deputies lobbied the state government for the curriculum change.

The chief executive of the board, Vic Alhadeff, confirmed he lobbied the Board of Studies and Department of Education for the change up until a month ago and commended them for the decision.

''I have been meeting with [the] Board of Studies and Department of Education for some time to discuss the notion that the Holocaust should be compulsory up to year 10,'' he said. ''Throughout our discussions, the leaders of both organisations have been extremely supportive of the principle of making Holocaust education mandatory. Our discussions have been very positive.''

Mr Alhadeff said he had raised the issue with the former state Labor government without success. The Holocaust has had a presence in the junior high school syllabus but was optional.

''The Holocaust is a warning to every generation about the potential for evil, especially as a consequence of racial hatred, and about the inherent evil of totalitarian regimes,'' Mr Alhadeff said. ''It teaches us that every generation owes it to itself and to future generations to cherish and, if necessary, fight to defend the sanctity of life, dignity and freedom.''

A spokeswoman for the Board of Studies said the Holocaust would now be included in the mandatory world history overview for years 9 and 10 in the new national curriculum.

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