Edugational Project for Children Launched on Period of Holocaust

A three-year research project on the teaching of the period of the Nazi holocaust to pupils in Jewish elementary and secondary schools has been undertaken by the National Curriculum Research Institute of the American Association for Jewish Education, it was announced today by Dr. Judah Pilch, director of the Institute. The project, which will culminate in the publication of a textbook, is based on material being tested in pilot schools, and will be revised in the light of pupil and teacher reactions, he said.

Dr. Pilch said that, while both the research and publication will be financed by the AAJE, a subsidy of 30 percent of the actual $70,000 cost of the project has been made available by the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. Completion of the project is scheduled for late 1967.

The association announced at the same time that it will prepare and publish a history of Jewish education in the United States, from colonial days to modern times. That project, Dr. Pilch said, was made possible by a $10,000 gift from Mrs. S. Schloessinger, in honor of Dr. Albert Schoolman, the organization’s vice-president.

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