Florida Senator Lauren Book (D) is rallying support for her Holocaust Education Bill by bringing Auschwitz concentration camp survivor Magdalen Bader to the Florida Capitol on Thursday.
She will be speaking in support of the bill known as SB 1628.
Magdalen was born in Munkacs, Czechoslovakia, and she is the youngest of ten children from a middle-class family. She was only nine when the war broke out, and she often speaks about being called a “dirty Jew” while she walked down the street.
In response to stories such as this, citing the need for expansion on education of the horror experienced during World War 2, Rep. Book’s bill is focused on ensuring that there is a standard statewide curriculum on the Holocaust that is taught to all Florida public-school students.
It was brought up after reports of a Florida public school Principal who refused to call the Holocaust a fact. Moreover, there was a refusal from the school district from removing the administrator.
As well, Rositta Kenigsberg, born in a displaced persons camp in Austria and the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, will also be speaking.
Both Magdalen and Rositta will be speaking this Thursday at the Senate Committee on Appropriations.
The bill has gained bipartisan support.