TEACHERS are being urged to make sure school students get a chance to learn about the Holocaust firsthand from survivors rather than just being taught from a textbook.

Politicians and education experts are pressing the importance of utilising the hundreds of Holocaust survivors living in Sydney to help school students understand the atrocities of World War II.

It comes as there is a push for the state government to grant funding to the Sydney Jewish Museum- which last year educated close to 30,000 students and regularly hold talks from Holocaust survivors.

Museum chief executive Norman Seligman said even though their programs were designed to link with the NSW Syllabus, they did not receive any government funding.

 

Read the full article by Annabel Hennessy at The Daily Telegraph (subscriber only).

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