US and Germany join in Holocaust education push

(JTA) — The Biden administration and Angela Merkel’s government are signing a letter of intent to share information and strategies on advancing Holocaust education.

Antony Blinken, the U.S. secretary of state, and Heiko Maas, the German foreign minister will sign a letter of intent on Thursday at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin. Holocaust survivors will be present.

In an interview the day before the signing, Cherrie Daniels, the State Department’s special envoy for Holocaust issues, said that while there was already cooperation between the two countries on Holocaust issues, the evidence of ignorance of the topic required a more formal arrangement.

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