By Tony Romeo
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — On this Holocaust Remembrance Day, advocates gathered today at the state capitol to push for legislation that would require that all Pennsylvania school students be taught about the Holocaust.READ MORE: Gas Prices Up In New Jersey, Around Nation Amid Refinery Outages
State representative Brendan Boyle (D-Phila.) says a mandatory Holocaust curriculum is needed because of the growing notion that the Holocaust was a hoax.
“Right here in Pennsylvania, in the last year and a half, two Pennsylvania publicly funded colleges actually played host to Holocaust deniers,” Boyle said.READ MORE: 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday' Goes Deeper Into Background Of Classic 'Lady Sings The Blues'
Legislation that would require a Holocaust curriculum in Pennsylvania schools has been introduced in both chambers of the state legislature, and a measure could get a vote in the state senate as soon as this week.
“This is not a partisan issue,” said Holocaust survivor Trudy Klein-Gompers today. “This is a human issue — one that will affect our world to come.”MORE NEWS: Fire Crews Rush To Battle Burning House In Delaware County