U.K. Holocaust ed. gets $3 million

Britain’s Treasury and the Pears Foundation will boost Holocaust education in Britain by $3 million over the next three years. The Jerusalem Post reported last week that the Treasury and the U.K.-based foundation each will contribute some $500,000 annually for the next three years to the Holocaust Education Trust. The funds will go toward training teachers for classes on the Holocaust, the Post quoted British Chancellor Gordon Brown as saying. The April 17 announcement further dispels recent reports that British schools were cutting Holocaust studies.

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