Aussie kids 'don't know about Holocaust'

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The Jewish community says it is "greatly concerned" NSW students can pass through school without learning about the Holocaust.

NSW Education Department head Michael Coutts-Trotter learned a month ago that the Holocaust had been omitted from the state's mandatory history course.

"You can get through compulsory schooling in NSW and never know that the Holocaust, the destruction of Jews in Europe, actually happened," he said in a speech to high school principals, reported by News Ltd.

"You will know a lot about Don Bradman, and that's terrific. But I think to live life, you need to know the Holocaust happened."

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies Vic Alhadeff said on Thursday he was greatly concerned with the situation and commended Mr Coutts-Trotter for drawing attention to it.

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