The Truth of the Devil

In 1933 the Holocaust began. It is 2012 seventy nine years later and children in the 6th grade are learning about the Holocaust. Some people mostly parents don’t think that 6th graders are mature enough to learn about this horrific event. I think that students in the 6th grade should learn about the Holocaust because prejudice is still happening today, to remember who died, and if we don’t learn about it it will happen again.

Another of the reason is that prejudice still happening today. In Rachel's Challenge assembly we talked about how to avoid prejudice so that less bullying will happen. That is what the Holocaust is on a much bigger scale. Adolf Hitler decided that the jews were less human than anyone else in the world, and used them as a scapegoat by prejudging them. Robert Fulghum wrote “We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.” This poem describes that every one is different, no matter matter how different any two people are they are still people that learn to live together in one world.

Another reason is to remember all those who died in the Holocaust. If we do not remember those who have died in the Holocaust they would all have died in vain. The jewish people, jehovah witnesses, political prisoners, the disabled, the Romani (gypsies). All of the eleven million (6 million Jews 5 million others) people would die in vain. We must remember what they went through in the camps working the devils work, or there fear of being captured by the Nazis, and the Christians who took the Jews in there homes and hide them.

The most important reason is that if we do not learn about it will happen again. George Santayana once said "those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it." There is genocide happening in modern day Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur. Which proves the importance of George Santayana words, and the importance of the knowledge given two the 6th graders about the Holocaust.

Even though people think that 6th graders aren't mature enough to understand the Holocaust ,or will get nightmares about it. But only a few are not mature enough, and even if the get nightmares it would make them more aware on how bad it was. If you teach kids at a young age about the Holocaust that it was a tragedy they will remember it as a tragedy.