The Anti-Defamation Committee of the Southern California Division, Polish American Congress, argued successfully before the California Department of Education and the State Board of Education for recognition of genocide against the Poles in the 1987 Model Curriculum for Human Rights and Genocide. The Committee worked with CDE in developing its History/Social Science Frameworks, past and current. They continue to resist inaccuracies in the historical record.
We show our deepest respect to the Anti-Defamation Committee of the Southern California Division, Polish American Congress, to the people involved in the 1987 Model Curriculum project and their achievements. They have contributed so much to the historical justice, to Poland and the world. We encourage the Polish Americans to take up a new challenge and to campaign for the implementation of analogue curriculums in other states.
Courtesy of the Polish American Defense Committee we publish an old documentary showing in an exemplary way how to fight for historical justice and respect for those who fought for freedom of our country during the WWII.
The Model Curriculum can be downloaded here.
© 1987 Polish American Defense Committee. Used with permission.
Image: Polish general Stanisław Maczek with his soldiers. Maczek (31 March 1892 – 11 December 1994) was a Polish tank commander of World War II, whose division was instrumental in the Allied liberation of France, closing the Falaise pocket, resulting in the destruction of 14 German Wehrmacht and SS divisions. Source: Polish National Digital Archive.