A workshop at Youngstown State University on Monday educated local teachers about the Holocaust and genocide.
The Ohio Council on Holocaust Education sponsored the free workshop for teachers from public, private and parochial schools around the state. They were given a curriculum to use in their respective schools.
For more than 25 years, the non-profit organization has been pushing for Holocaust education to be mandatory.
“I’m sure our legislators will be involved within the state, and I am hoping through more publicity and marketing such as today’s workshop, we will be on the right road and finally see some type of mandate for Holocaust education in our schools,” said Suzyn Schwebel Epstein, president of the Ohio Council on Holocaust Education.
The workshop is held in a different part of the state each year.