MO Governor Signs Missouri Holocaust Education Bill
Posted by mythoughtsandnews on July 2, 2006
(ST. LOUIS — June 30) In special ceremonies Friday at the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis, Governor Matt Blunt signed Missouri’s Holocaust Education bill into law. Senate President Pro Tem Michael R. Gibbons, R-Kirkwood, sponsored the bill that creates a Holocaust Commission charged with spreading awareness and developing educational programs detailing the Holocaust in Europe before and during World War II. Gibbons said teaching future generations is a key to not repeating the past. “The commission will make sure there is an awareness of the Holocaust, of what happened and how it can happen in a civilized society,” Gibbons said. “Remember, Germany in the 1930s was by no means a Third World country.” representatives from the St. Louis Holocaust Museum, Anti-Defamation League and the St. Louis Police Department attended the ceremony Friday. All three entities supported the bill’s enactment.
You can only teach about the past when you have all the evidence and not just the hear say of other people. The story should be told from both sides and not from only one of the whole story.