Miami-Dade school board approves item recognizing the Days of Remembrance

The Miami-Dade County School Board at its Mar. 17 meeting unanimously approved Agenda Item H-4, proffered by Board Member Lucia Baez-Geller and co-sponsored by all board members.

This item recognizes the Days of Remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust to be Apr. 4 through Apr. 11, 2021 and calls for the observance of Yom Hashoah on Apr. 8 in all Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Item H-4 also directs the superintendent to include the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism in the annually updated curriculum packet.

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism reads as follows: “Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews which may be expressed as hatred towards Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”

Fred Mulbauer, a Holocaust survivor, demonstrated his support for Board Member Baez-Geller’s commitment to Holocaust education via a video that was shown during the School Board meeting. The video can be viewed at https://eduvision.tv/l?emRyOgt.

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