Tragedies Come From Prejudice
During World War Two, Adolf Hitler made up an army and started taking Jews, or people who he didn't like such as political prisoners, Gypsies, and lots more in Europe to concentration camps. Over 6 million people died because of one little act of Hitler. More than half went up the smokestack. This was the Holocaust. This seemed like a vile curse for the unlucky Jews. Some people think certain ages aren't mature enough to learn about the tragedy. How about sixth graders? Should they learn about the Holocaust? Sixth graders should learn about the Holocaust because of the maturity they have to have responsibility, the heart to not be prejudice, and the ability to prevent it from happening again.
One reason sixth graders should learn about the Holocaust because they are mature enough. Sixth graders have enough knowledge and might even know a little about what happened. By this, I think sixth graders are old enough and can understand what occurred. Some might think that this event was too violent and vicious, you shouldn't learn about it until you are an adult, while others might think elementary students should learn about this horrid story. This is what really happened. Why not learn it now? It was reality. This is a part of history. Also, if they learn about it, they will be able to believe that this can happen and that anything can happen. Sixth graders might change their mind on how they thought about Jews. Or Germans.
Another reason why I think sixth graders should learn about the Holocaust is because tragedies come from prejudice. If people aren't tolerant, it won't be fair to other people either. Everyone's thoughts differ; even about the Holocaust. Also, by learning a lot about the Holocaust, students have a better chance of not being prejudice. Another example is that it is a good thing to not be prejudice and would be encouraged by learning about the Holocaust and what happened during it. But don't judge someone from the outside. For example, don't judge someone by their skin color. Or their accent. Give them an opportunity to show you what's on their inside. Remember, don't judge a book by their cover. You can always learn from history. Always.
Finally, I think sixth graders should learn about the Holocaust to prevent it from happening again. Any history can repeat itself. Genocide is still going on at places around the world. Genocide is when somebody gets rid of a religion. "Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it." This quote was said by George Santayana. Most survivors of the Holocaust wishes for this world to be peaceful and this world to have no war and no Genocide. Preventing a part of history from happening again especially like the Holocaust is very important. Students should learn why it shouldn't happen again.
Even though some people might think the Holocaust is too violent and sixth graders aren't mature enough to learn such thing like that, it is an important part of history. Some parents disagree, and some don't. Sometime in our lives, we will have to learn about the Holocaust. Why not learn it now? We will learn the same facts whenever we learn about it. Sixth graders should learn about the Holocaust. Wishing for all human beings: all good and bad to believe this, Lamartine said, "History teaches everything including the future." Learn about the Holocaust, learn about the history.