Illinois School Code
Holocaust and Genocide Study*
(105 ILCS 5/27-20.3)(from Ch. 122, par. 27-20.3)
“One of the universal lessons of the Holocaust is that national,ethnic, racial, or religious hatred can overtake any nation or society,leading to calamitous consequences. To reinforce that lesson, suchcurriculum shall include an additional unit of instruction studyingother acts of genocide across the globe. This unit shall include, butnot be limited to, the Armenian Genocide, the Famine-Genocide inUkraine, and more recent atrocities in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda,and Sudan.”
*House Bill 312 Amends the Illinois School Code to mandate study of the Armenian Genocide,Famine-Genocide in Ukraine, and the genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Sudan. HB 312was passed by the Illinois House on 3/1/2005 and by the Illinois Senate on 5/11/2005. The changesare expected to take effect on 8/9/2005.