I just finished watching a documentary called Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State. I am a firm believer that if we don't learn from the past, we are "doomed to repeat it." However, one of their "experts" stated that we should stop teaching about the Holocaust as there is nothing to learn from 2.2 million dead. He said "The dead can't teach." And he felt that we were simply fascinated by the macabre rather than learning anything useful.
Now, my children are not old enough to understand yet, but I am looking forward to when they are old enough to learn about and understand not only the Holocaust but other similar (yet much lesser scale) times in history. It's very important for me to show my children exactly what hate leads to as the perfect example of why we need to strive for love...
But what do you all think? Should we stop teaching this? Is there anything which can be learned from this or not?
Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 5:14 PM on Jan. 20, 2011 inLevel 40 (122,988 Credits)
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