Teaching the Holocaust to middle schoolers is a much-debated topic. The Holocaust, as defined by Merriam Webster, was the mass killing of Jews and other people by German Nazis during the period 1941–1945. Over 6 million Jews and around 5 million members of other oppressed groups were murdered at concentration camps. The Holocaust should be taught to middle school students because it can teach them not to oppress groups of people, to stick up for what they believe in and stand up to bullying, and it avoids misinformation about the topic.
Since elementary school, teachers have planned lesions to teach their students about the Holocaust in an age appropriate way. Stories from the Holocaust have been documented and told over and over again so people are aware of the horrific events. The Holocaust and other stories about Genocides will never be forgotten and will be continued being told to young students to raise awareness. From learning about these events in school, these stories can be honored, warnings are brought to student’s attention, and now students can take part in preventing these horrible acts.
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.
Today genocide is still occurring all around us. R.J. Rummel notes, “most probably near 170,000,000 people have been murdered in cold-blood by in the wake of war from genocide,” (Rummel). For this reason the Holocaust and many other examples should be taught in homes around the world. This subject shouldn’t be studied to terrify children or adults but to teach what happens when a whole nation follows a leader blindly. It is to the utmost importance that we never again fall for a scene of mass murder.
Should the holocaust be taught in schools today? That question has been in the minds of parents, school officials, and teachers for some time now. Many believe it should be taught, while others say it shouldn’t. The holocaust is the term used for the Murder of Jews since 1993. That event shocked many people at that time, and it continues to shock people today. The Holocaust is ultimately the result of the Nazis’ racist ideology.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 today.
The Holocaust: Not Just A One Time Event When the Holocaust began in 1933, people around the world did not know the full extent of the killing. After the Holocaust ended in 1945, the world finally saw how inhumane Non-Aryans in Germany and Poland were treated by the German Reich. The U.N made an agreement to never let an event like that happen again. This is when the term “Genocide” was officially established.
During WWII and the Holocaust the victims, being the Jews or anybody else that was not perceived to be part of the Aryans, or the Master Race, were subjected to suffering and pain that is so gruesome that it is difficult to comprehend unless you were actually present during the events. The victims deserve justice and the people responsible deserve to be punished. Many of the victims perhaps desire revenge, however, a strict punishment or embarrassment could cause future conflict and aggression. The Treaty of Versailles shows this in action. WWII was a continuation of WWI because of how Germany was destroyed by the strict terms in the treaty so a less provoking form of punishment should be found.
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.
Should middle school students be taught about the Holocaust? Some teachers and parents are afraid of letting students learn about the Holocaust because of the gruesome events that took place and the potential of offending other students religion. All students should get to know about what happened in the Holocaust and how it affects us present day, so that we don’t have to repeat their actions. Students need to learn the tragedy of the Holocaust. The holocaust was a period of time when Adolf Hitler took control over almost all of Europe.
At the end of World War I, the Germans were angry and bitter that they lost the war. One of them was a Austrian corporal, the infamous Adolf Hitler, who rose to power and became the Chancellor of Germany, Führer (leader) of Germany, and also a leader of the Nazis party. Hitler, along with the other Nazis members, started the Holocaust, a genocide during WWII where millions of people were imprisoned and killed, especially Jews. He was also involved in WWII, being one of the three leaders of the Axis Powers. We feel that the Holocaust is a horrifying event in human history because so many people died. The Holocaust is important because it allows us to see how terrifying it was and to make sure that something similar to it will not happen again. It is also important because we want to remember all the victims of it.
The Holocaust was a devastating event that had outreaching effects on many groups of people and many countries. Although most of this devastation happened to the Jewish Race. There are many books, movies, memoirs, and academic journals regarding the Holocaust, portraying how it affected different people and their stories. One memoir that will be discussed is Night written by Elie Wiesel about his life during the Holocaust. Also a movie by the name of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas will be discussed.
Many people do not think of the Holocaust as 12 appalling years full of unforgettable tragedies. The Holocaust is not normally spoken about every day, but the amount of pain and terror during those eventful years should not be abandoned. The Jews were always referred to as animals and not as human beings. Germans used many forms of dehumanization and neglect. If it was not labor and abuse the other alternative was the crematorium. Not only were Jews treated with such disrespect, but many of them were sent to the ovens to get burnt. The ovens were a place where Jews were forced to suffer through a slow and agonizing death.
A History of Misgiven Information Genocides are the mass killings of a group of people, and sometimes even an entire race. The Holocaust is one of the largest genocides that the world has ever seen. Because society is not educated on these horrific events, genocides continue to take place. Society has moved forward in so many forms of communication that there are numerous ways to convey the message of remembering a genocide.
Do you believe we should remember the Holocaust? It is clear that everyone deserves to know the truth of the Holocaust, the effect it has on majority of the people, and its important place in history. Also, the Holocaust should be remembered out of respect for those who had passed away, or to honor those who had survived. There is no doubt that many people have no clue as to what happened in the Holocaust time period. Every human being should know about the Holocaust, yet you would be surprised how much of the world’s population knows nothing about the Holocaust.