Should the Holocaust Be Taught in Schools
The holocaust is a very controversial subject as of the massacre surrounding it.
Should the holocaust be taught in schools? The holocaust was a horrible event in the history of the modern world. Millions of people were needlessly and ruthlessly exterminated at the hands of the nazis. There are few people in Britain who feel that the Holocaust should not be taught in schools. Whilst it is important to teach about the holocaust to children, it will be in vain if we do not know why we do it. One of the most important reasons has been summed up rather well by george Santayana, an American philosopher and poet. His famous line is, "thouse who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." in spirit, this unoriginal quotations says that if you do not learn what went wrong in the past, then the same mistake you make.
Some people may think its okay to skip over the holocaust because there are so many important and significant historical dates to cover. However, this is simply not the case. Students need to be aware of the gross injustice inflicted on so many people during the time of the holocaust. If we, as people don't want the holocaust to ever be repeated, then we need to make sure that we are taught and we teach our children about it in schools. We need to know about the horrible event surrounding the holocaust. People didnt do anything in the time of the holocause and they just let it happen. People were afraid and they didn't understand what was happening. if this is ever going to happen again, we want everyone to be aware of it so it can be stopped.
It's also an important lesson in acting non-judgemental and caring about everyone regardless of skin colour, religion, ect. as this may prevent racism in schools and generally around our lifetimes. Everyone is equal and this is one way of demonstrating that. It's something that people need to be aware of as not just because its historical face but also out of respect too the people that lost their lives just...