- Associated Press - Thursday, May 26, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A bill to require older schoolchildren to learn about the Holocaust and the 1915 massacre of Armenians has been sent to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.

The state House gave final approval on the bill Wednesday. It would require lessons on the Holocaust and the Armenian massacre.

Historians estimate that as many as 1.5 million Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turks in an event widely viewed by historians as genocide, a term the legislation also uses. But Turkey, a key U.S. partner and NATO ally, denies the deaths constituted genocide and has said the death toll has been inflated.

An estimated 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust during World War II.

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