The Holocaust was the most tragic, horrifying, and most miserable time in the 20th century. It took six million people’s life. The Holocaust or something similar to it should never happen again. Some of the details are mentioned in a memoir, Night, By Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor. In this book, it shows how the Jewish and other communities were treated more like animals than actual people.
Six million humans died. They died in the holocaust at the hands of evil. They were dehumizied and need to be remember for how they were treated and what they went through because of what they could’ve done in the world. The holocaust was the mass murder of six million jews and millions of other people leading up to and during world war two. The killings took place in europe between 1933 and 1945.
A. The most likely reason the number of Jehovah’s witnesses and many other persecuted groups killed in the Holocaust varies is because Nazis destroyed records as it became clear the Allies were going to liberate concentration camps and defeat the German army. The Nazis kept meticulous records of the number or people killed or deported and the value of the stolen property coming in from the victims. Promotions in the German army and admiration from other Nazis often came from the number of deaths or deported Ghettos an Officer had caused. The total death caused by a Nazi was often a point of pride, so he was very interested in knowing this number.
The Holocaust is a well known genocide in European History. Due to of the mature nature and gory subject of the Holocaust, it is a very controversial subject to be taught in schools. Some people say that the Holocaust shouldn’t be taught in schools, while others says it should but only to a certain degree. There should be lots of preparation in teaching students about the Holocaust. They should be prepared for the details they will learn and be mature enough to deal with these details.
Why the Holocaust Should be Taught in Schools Should the Holocaust be taught in schools to eighth grade students? The real question must be, why not? The Holocaust was a horrific time for Jews and many are left with the horrid memories. People like Kitty Hart-Moxon, a Holocaust survivor, face rough and horrible memories from this horrible time in their lives. Jews who lived during the Holocaust faced horrible prejudice from the people around them and were forced to do hard labor in camps.
Many people don’t know about the Holocaust or only know that it happened during the time of WW2. The Holocaust was the mass massacre 6 million of Jews and other minorities in Europe by the Nazi regime. Some people might not want their kids to be taught this in 8th grade because they believe that their children’s minds will be polluted by thoughts of killing and extended torture. Students in 8th grade should definitely be taught about the Holocaust because it is necessary to teach them to learn from history and never judge anyone by their race, and finally explain to them that being silent towards others suffering can lead to mass destruction over a period of time.
By learning about the Holocaust, students start to understand the sensitivity of the topic and also understand that Hitler’s actions not only affected the Jews and Germany, but the whole world as well. Students are able to realize that the Holocaust wasn’t an accident; it occurred because people, governments, and organizations made this decision based on racism and prejudice. This helps establish critical thinking skills where they can make more responsible decisions and force intellectual self improvement. These skills are needed as they grow up and go to high school or college.
Does it make sense to teach the Holocaust in schools? You might offend someone, but it is worth being educated about the Holocaust. As the famous philosopher George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This is true as many events in history have been repeated, such as discrimination against different races such as Jews (Jews were not let into America for a good portion of the Holocaust) and now discrimination against Muslims in America. Students in 8th grade and older should be taught the Holocaust so that they can learn valuable life lessons and help make sure it never happens again.
Elie Wiesel once stated “for the dead and the living, we must bear witness”. Remembrance of historical events is vitally important for the collective narrative. If horrific events such as the Holocaust are allowed to be forgotten, then we have forgotten the significance of the event and debased the people who died. In order to keep the event in the collective narrative, as a way of creating a universal understanding of the tragedy not only for the sake of those directly involved, but also as a warning to future generations, we must as Wiesel states “bear witness”.
That's just another reason we need to teach kids about the holocaust, but don't stop there. We need to teach them about all the genocide events that took place. They need to learn about the flaws of their world, so they can fix them. In conclusion, the holocaust should be taught in schools because, it teaches students about the thin line between good and evil, it was a major event of history in the 20th century, they should know the past early so they can prepare for the future, and it helps them deal with the world they live in
Other Victims of the Holocaust When many people think of the Holocaust, they think of the six million Jewish victims and how they were the target of the Nazis. What people don 't realize is that there were many more victims, such as the Gypsies, Soviet POWs, and people with disabilities and mental handicaps. Knowing about these other groups will enhance your understanding of the horrors of the Holocaust. Out of all the groups the Nazis targeted, only the Gypsies and Jews were supposed to be entirely exterminated. The Gypsies were natural scapegoats since they were outsiders, originally from Turkey.
The Holocaust is a great lesson for the entire world to learn from, and particularly a lesson for the next generation to learn from the mistakes of the past and make sure that they are never repeated again (Why teach The Holocaust?). The Holocaust should be taught to students in schools because it presents decisions that, in the future, may need to be made or even ones that should not have been made, it allows students to see how history could repeat itself, and it instills a sense of appreciation for the freedoms and inclusiveness that we have in our time.
"Do you know why most survivors of the Holocaust are vegan? It's because they know what it's like to be treated like an animal,” as said by Chuck Palahniuk, the man himself. The term Holocaust has been studied by many different sceintists for over 30 years and The holocaust was a very murderous event killing over 11 million people. The man who lead the very murderous event was Adolf Hitler. In some schools, the teachers try not to even bring up the holocaust because they try to forget about it.
Studying the Holocaust broadened my understanding of compassion greatly. This event helped me realize that everyone needs compassion in their life. Compassion helped the Jewish people endure the time that the Holocaust took place. It lets them know, someone cared about them and someone wanted them to feel safe.
I have always had this odd fascination with the Holocaust. I don’t have a familial history attached to it or anything, yet I’ve still felt connected to it. My first encounter with the Holocaust was in elementary school. A Ukrainian Jew, a survivor of the Holocaust, came into my classroom and talked with the students through a translator. What I remember most clearly is when he mentioned every nationality that he met while in a concentration camp: Russians, Slovaks, Germans, Polish, the list goes on and on.