The Phoenix Holocaust Association (PHA) has donated hundreds of books about the Holocaust and other genocides to Arizona prisons.
The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation thanked PHA for the books in a Twitter Publish last month, saying, “These books will be available for Holocaust educational opportunities and will be distributed and available at our prison complex libraries across the state.”
The effort was led by PHA board member Ettie Zilber. She said about 650 books were delivered to Arizona prisons on Oct. 18 and she was working to collect more through donations or local second-hand bookstores.
“The public response has been fantastic, as 95% of the books have been donated by interested people,” she said. “Others donated funds with which we bought additional books. The response from educators, librarians and prison administrators has also been heartwarming. »
PHA also works with wardens and educators inside prisons to get Holocaust survivors to talk to inmates, Zilber added.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill in August that requires students to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides at least twice between grades seven and 12. PHA worked on the bill with educators, Holocaust survivors and the Department of Education.
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