By Jennifer Lipman, October 20, 2010
Schoolchildren in one of Brazil’s largest cities are to be given compulsory Holocaust education.
Following a spate of neo-Nazi attacks in the area, the authorities in the southern state capital Porto Alegre are to add the topic to the public school curriculum.
The 96 schools in the city will be the first in Brazil that are legally required to teach about the rise of Nazism. As of next year, some 60,000 pupils will take classes on the subject.