Principled Protest Thwarts Minnesota Educational Department’s Efforts to Eliminate Holocaust References

An Educational Department’s Attempt to Omit Holocaust and World War II Studies Should Serve as a Wake-Up Call

The locomotive at the Jasenovac Death Camp in Croatia is located some 59 miles (95 km) from the capital city of Zagreb. Built in 1922 at the railway wagon factory in Düsseldorf, Germany, the locomotive was used by the pro-Nazi Croatian Ustasha government for deporting concentration camp prisoners. The locomotive can be found at the former Ustasha Camp III (Brickworks) in Jasenovac, Croatia, on the spot where transports of prisoners — Jewish, Roma and Serbians came to a halt. Photograph: International Leaders Summit.
Croatia’s Jasenovac Death Camp in Croatia. Photograph: International Leaders Summit.

The International Leaders Summit has advocated for the necessity and urgency to raise financial resources to support Holocaust educational curriculum that can reach 50 million schoolchildren in America’s public, private and charter schools, plus the fastest growing educational community of 2.5 million homeschoolers and and their just-over 1 million families.

Natasha Srdoc, co-founder of International Leaders Summit places wreath at the site of the Jasenovac Concentration Camp — Jasenovac Memorial, Sisak-Moslavina County on the outskirts of Croatia’s capital city of Zagreb. Over 80% of Croatia’s Jews were murdered by the pro-Nazi Croatian Ustasha Government during World War II. Photograph: International Leaders Summit.
2020 marked the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Jasenovac Death Camp in Croatia — the Auschwitz of the Balkans. Photograph: International Leaders Summit.

To forget the victims means to kill them a second time. So I couldn’t prevent the first death. I surely must be capable of saving them from a second death. — Elie Wiesel



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