What does the Never Again Holocaust Education Act Mean?

Monday, May 18, 2020


The Indianapolis JCRC has released an official statement applauding the Indiana Congressional delegation on the passage of the “Never Again Holocaust Education Act”.  

While Indiana has had a Holocaust education curriculum mandate, which was supported by JCRC, since 2007 (with a strengthening of the mandate passing in 2019)many states do not. The  “Never Again Holocaust Education Act” will significantly enhance Holocaust education throughout the United States by providing schools with direct support to develop programs, create teacher training opportunities, buy textbooks, schedule field trips, and bring first and second-generation survivors into classrooms. It will also create a central hub at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to provide schools with resources and best practices to teach about the Holocaust and its critically important and enduring lessons.  

The bills were strongly supported by the members of our Congressional delegation with Senators Young and Braun, and Representatives Banks, Brooks, Bucshon, Carson, and Walorski all co-sponsoring the legislation.  And, Indiana’s full Congressional delegation voted unanimously in favor of the bill.  

As the government affairs and relationship building arm of the Indianapolis Jewish community, the JCRC proudly worked with our Congressional offices urging members to co-sponsor the bill, advocated on Capitol Hill to move it forwardand acted as a resource to answer questions about on-going education efforts in Indiana 


Local Resources for Holocaust & Genocide Prevention Education 

Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council Resources  

Marla Topiol, Israel & Antisemitism Education Coordinator 


Jewish Federation of Indianapolis Holocaust Education  

Amber Maze, Holocaust Education Coordinator  



List of Holocaust & Genocide Prevention Education Organization 

CANDLES Holocaust Museum 


CYPRESS: Evansville, Indiana 


Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference 


Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley Holocaust Education 


Northeast Indiana Holocaust Education 

Ft. Wayne, Indiana 


JCRC’s Official Statement on the Passage of the “Never Again Holocaust Education Act”