Holocaust

Marjorie Taylor Greene comparison of mask-wearing and the Holocaust condemned by House GOP leader

BY: - May 25, 2021

WASHINGTON—U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday condemned remarks by Georgia’s Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene comparing the wearing of masks and vaccination logos to the persecution and murder of Jews by Nazis during the Holocaust. Greene, a Republican, in an interview last week with the Christian Broadcasting Network made the comparison, according to CNN, and […]

Gov. DeSantis extends his COVID vaccine for the homebound program to Bay of Pigs vets

BY: - February 8, 2021

Veterans of the Bay of Pigs invasion were vaccinated against COVID-19 Monday in Miami as part of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ plan to steer doses to homebound elderly people. Three veterans took their shots during a news conference at the Bay of Pigs Museum and Library. Health care workers will inoculate others in their homes, DeSantis […]

Holocaust survivor is the first to take COVID shot under program aimed at home-bound seniors

BY: - February 4, 2021

A Holocaust survivor was the first to receive the Pfizer COVID vaccine under Gov. Ron DeSantis’ effort to extend vaccinations to home-bound seniors. During a news conference in Aventura, in Miami-Dade County, the governor announced that he had visited the home of Judy Rodan earlier in the day as she took the shot. Rodan’s entire […]

Jewish lawmakers condemn school board’s rehiring of an administrator over Holocaust outcry

BY: - October 16, 2020

Members of the the Florida Jewish Caucus in the Legislature have condemned the rehiring of a former Palm Beach County principal who refused to say that the Holocaust is a factual, historical event. He has been assigned to another position in the district. The incident in 2019 led to an outcry that became a national […]

Ocoee massacre education bill did not include reparations and may not be in school curriculum for awhile

BY: - June 26, 2020

In frank comments about African-American legislation in Florida, State Sen. Randolph Bracy, who is a Black man, said he thinks that some Republicans  “have a concern with having their names attached to reparations for African Americans.” “Some people are concerned about the political fallout,” Bracy said in a phone interview Friday with the Florida Phoenix. […]

Survivor recalls horrors of Holocaust and testifies about anti-Semitism

BY: - February 27, 2020

A living reminder of the horrors of the Holocaust testified Thursday that she is grateful to have survived and wants the Holocaust to be forever remembered and never repeated. “Every day I think of the horrors we went through,” said Magda Bader, age 90, of Miami. Florida senators listened solemnly to her testimony in support […]

Holocaust instruction at schools would be expanded under lawmaker proposals

BY: - August 26, 2019

In sweeping proposals adding depth and breadth to what’s taught about the Holocaust, two South Florida lawmakers filed legislation today that would require the instruction in both public and some private schools. Besides traditional public schools, the Holocaust Education Act of 2020 would ensure that charter public schools be required to teach the history of […]

Shouldn’t someone be checking – in detail — on whether all school districts are following the law in teaching the Holocaust?

BY: - July 23, 2019

With concerns rising about whether schools are actually teaching the history of the Holocaust, one Jewish lawmaker says all school districts should review the way they’re carrying out Holocaust instruction required by law. Right now, only the Palm Beach County school district has been asked to provide a detailed report about how schools are fulfilling […]

Are FL public schools teaching about the Holocaust or not?

BY: - July 11, 2019

In a training meeting before the spring legislative session, state Rep. Geraldine F. “Geri” Thompson raised questions about whether public schools have been teaching required classes such as the history of the Holocaust. That instruction is required by law, but in some cases, “It has really not been done,” said Thompson, a Central Florida Democrat. […]

Matt Gaetz once again hangs out with alleged Holocaust denier Charles Johnson

BY: - September 13, 2018

Northwest Florida U.S. Rep Matt Gaetz said he made a “poor decision” back in January when he invited controversial alt-right blogger Charles Johnson to be his guest at President Trump’s State of the Union address. Apparently all was forgotten by this summer, because Johnson – who once solicited donations on Twitter to help “take out” […]