Wilton State Senator Toni Boucher plans to introduce legislation to require all Connecticut high schools to teach about the Holocaust and World War II. She says she was motivated by the recent instances of swastika graffiti and damage found in Ridgefield and Redding.
Boucher says young people, in particular, don’t have an understanding of what the Holocaust was and what the Nazis were trying to accomplish. She believes that lack of knowledge makes it easier for children to fall prey to racist ideologies. Boucher noted that children are still developing who they will become during middle and high school, and what they learn during that time shapes their perspective.
She said if the promise of “never again” is to be kept, steps must be taken to make sure these events are never forgotten.