Wall of Remembrence: PEW- States Teaching Holocaust

As Hate Incidents Rise, States Require Teaching the Holocaust

Ignorance about the Holocaust is growing, particularly among young people. A survey last year showed that two-thirds of U.S. millennials were not familiar with Auschwitz, the largest Nazi death camp complex, located near Krakow, Poland. James Waller, a professor of Holocaust and genocide studies at Keene State College in New Hampshire, said there is merit to teaching in “ways that connect the Holocaust and genocide with everyday people—in dehumanizing, ‘other-izing,’ discrimination and so on. … I think when teachers are intentional about those connections, I think it can do some good,” he said. “It is when the course is just taught as history that it makes it easy for students to say, ‘It happened then, it happened there, it has no relevance here.’”   Complete Article  HERE