In December of 1996, at the request of Audrey Horne (a member of the State Board of Education), Dr. Edith Levy traveled to Charleston, WV to address the Board with a proposal for the introduction of Holocaust Education into the West Virginia public school system.
In January of 1997, she made the journey again. By March 1997, an article written by Dr. Levy was published in “The Legislature,” the official form of the WVSBA, explaining the need for Holocaust Education on the basis of creating understanding for diversity. In June, Dr. Levy, accompanied by Jina Moore (a high school student from Wheeling), addressed the Legislative Oversight Committee on Educational Accountability. Jina, following Dr. Levy’s appeal, spoke eloquently on the absence of, and need for, Holocaust education in her school. Several legislators later offered their support to introduce or support a bill for the creation of a Holocaust commission.
While now retired from the Commission, Dr. Levy still carries on the values that founded the organization and was an active part of both the Morgantown and larger West Virginia community for many years. She currently spends time with her family and is always happy to share her memories and stories.