Poland embraces new effort to fight anti-Semitism

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March 5, 2009 20:35

A human rights group and Poland's Education Ministry on Thursday introduced new teaching materials for Poland's middle schools in an effort to combat anti-Semitism. Poland is the fifth in a group of 12 OSCE countries adopting such workbooks, after Germany, Ukraine, Denmark and the Netherlands. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe guided the project as part of an overall effort to fight anti-Semitism and prejudice more generally. Each country covers similar topics, such as the history of anti-Semitism in Europe from the Middle Ages to World War II, but the books are written in the local language and focus on local issues.


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