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Statewide Holocaust Remembrance Week

Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

Date Posted: 1/26/2020

Senate Bill 1828 instructs the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) to develop or approve materials for a statewide Holocaust Remembrance Week, starting during the 2019-20 school year. At the THGC’s suggestion, the Governor’s Office has chosen the week of January 27, 2020, as the date for Remembrance Week. (International Holocaust Remembrance Day is January 27, which is the date that Auschwitz was liberated by Allied troops.)

THGC encourages school districts to observe Holocaust Remembrance Week by selecting from any of the items listed/linked on the THGC webpage.

Texas is also home to four Holocaust museums: THGC’s mission is “to bring awareness of the Holocaust and other genocides to Texas students, educators, and the general public by ensuring availability of resources, and in doing so imbue in individuals a sense of responsibility to uphold human value and inspire citizens in the prevention of future atrocities.” ATPE hopes you will join us in observing this week and saying, “Never again.”