On November 18, 2021, The Gizella Abramson Holocaust Education Act was passed into law when Governor Cooper signed the budget. This mandates Holocaust education in middle and high school in public education in North Carolina beginning in the 2023-2024 school year. Read the information below to find out how the Act will be implemented.
The NC Council on the Holocaust has been building a network of Holocaust Education Leaders in the state since 2020. For each educational region of the state, Regional Directors and Co-Regional Directors help recruit and support county coordinators in each school system as they keep the teachers in their county connected to the Holocaust professional development offered by the NC Council on the Holocaust, as well as other organizations in our state.
We are still looking for more leaders for the school systems that do not have a representative. If you are in one of those systems and would like to volunteer to become part of this network and assist in the work of communicating important information related to Holocaust Education and the Gizella Abramson Holocaust Education Act, please sign up below.
The State of Holocaust Education in America from Moment Magazine in January 2022, features NC Council on the Holocaust’s new mandate. Photo of Gizella Abramson with students in 1995 courtesy of Mike Abramson.
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