Half way there! Oregon’s Holocaust education mandate passed unanimously in the State Senate today! Now on to the House! Best team ever led by our 14-year old Supergirl, Claire Sarnowski! State Senate also unanimously passed a resolution honoring the late, great Alter Wiener! Well done!! #OR11
Our pals Mark and Kelly at USPS stamped copies of 94 Maidens and sent them on their way today, headed to the west coast, earmarked for Newport Harbor High School, Costa Mesa High, Estancia High School, PUC CALS Charter Middle & Early College High School, Corona del Mar High School, and the Newport-Mesa Unified School District – NMUSD! Teachers, please use our books to help grow informed young adults who will reject prejudice and hate and learn from this horrible history, so that they can safeguard our future from genocide, because knowledge is power. #Holocaust #education #preciousresources #94Maidens
Thank you, Mrs. Trammell for purchasing a classroom set of 94 Maidens for your 7th graders! We hope that they find the book a meaningful read, that is has a huge impact on them, and that it helps them become more enlightened, empathetic, moral, and tolerant human beings. #Holocaust #education
We also had a very meaningful survivor presentation with Mrs. Sarah Meller who escaped the Nazis by becoming a nine-year-old partisan hiding with her mother and five-year-old sister in the mountains of Yugoslavia! And we were shown one of a kind artifacts from Holocaust Awareness Museum of Philadelphia curator Don Wittenberg.
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In response to the recent incident in which high school students from the Newport-Mesa Unified School District in Los Angeles, CA formed a swastika out of red Solo cups and gave the Nazi salute at a recent weekend party and then joyfully posted a pic of it on Instagram, 94 Maidens author Rhonda Fink-Whitman has decided to send a copy of her book to each of the schools mentioned in the LA Times article about it with the hope that the students will read 94 Maidens and as a result, become more enlightened, moral, empathetic, and tolerant human beings.
From the author:
“I wish I could send more copies of 94 Maidens, but alas, I’m a poor struggling writer. Newport Harbor High School, Newport-Mesa Unified School District – NMUSD, Estancia High School, Costa Mesa, Ca, Costa Mesa High School, PUC CALS Charter Middle & Early College High School, and Corona del Mar High School – this is my gift to you. Please have your students read and discuss. The free downloadable teacher’s guide is available here at this site – www.94maidens.com at the Teacher’s Guide tab. Just trying to help. We all must do something!
For me, it’s not a choice, it’s a responsibility.
With love and respect,
Arizona House passes a lame bill “encouraging” Holocaust education. Nice try and probably good intent, but THIS IS NOT A MANDATE! The bill goes to the state Senate next where it can be amended. We need Arizona advocates to speak up and beseech your state senators to turn this into a real mandate! As it stands now, it makes no changes to an already voluntary system! Not good enough! AZ residents, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. https://bit.ly/2tKQaHu