And What about the Spanish Shoa?

By Gilad Atzmon

The JTA reported this week that the Spanish parliament is set to vote on an amendment that would make Holocaust studies obligatory for Spanish students.

If passed, the proposed amendment would introduce the genocide of the Jews by Nazi Germany into the curriculum. One may wonder whether Spanish youngsters are also going to study about the devastating role of revolutionary Jews at the time of the Spanish Civil War. A quarter of Stalin’s International Brigade were socialist Jews. Driven by hatred to the church and Fascism, the destruction they left behind was enormous.

This dark chapter in Jewish history isn’t properly investigated. Maybe, the Spanish ministry of education should consider to look into it first.