One of the most horrific and cruel events in history occurred from 1933 to 1945. The Holocaust. This was a time when Nazis had tried to wipe out every Jewish person under the command of Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler, who was the dictator of Germany. Hitler did not only try to wipe out the Jews, but basically anyone he didn't like or people who were against him. Now this generation, information on the Holocaust is being told to sixth graders. Not everyone agrees though, like some parents that think it's just to horrendous to learn about it. Though it's not a sweat for me to say that I think sixth graders should learn about the Holocaust since sixth graders are mature enough, prejudice played a big role, and so that it doesn't happen again.

One reason why sixth graders should learn about the Holocaust is since most of them maintain enough maturity. Not only that, the level of knowledge we have enables us to know that the world is not always a happy place. Also, that the Holocaust is reality! Meaning that it happened in real life and it plays a major part in history! Some parents say we shouldn't learn about the Holocaust since it's too terrifying, but aren't we bound to learn about the Holocaust sometime in the future? So why not just learn it now, right?

A second reason is that sixth graders should learn that Hitler was prejudice and if he wasn't he could have saved many lives. For example, if Hitler didn't judge people by their race, more innocent lives would have been saved. Actually if Hitler was tolerant, the Holocaust could have not even happened! And to be not prejudice is a good trait. If you aren't prejudice it shows people that you're usually a fair person. Also if you're a good person, you will probably be acknowledged by other people and then you feel good about yourself.

Finally, the most important reason why we should learn about the Holocaust is so that we could prevent it from happening again. Right? Like it wouldn't just be right for another eleven million people to die. And six million of them being one race, Jewish. In fact, so many Jews were killed that only one third of the Jewish population survived. Some people though would say that a major event like that would be impossible to happen again, but history does repeat itself. For instance, when World War I happened, people thought an event like this could never happen but World War II came soon after.

Even though parents might disagree with me, a lot of other parents would agree with me. It's still sad since holocausts are still happening today! For example, a genocide, or the wiping out of a race or religion happened in Sudan recently. Also, a genocide happened in Rwanda in 1994. USA knew the Holocaust was happening but no one did anything to help. USA citizens probably would not help until the Nazis came for them. "First they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me." What the person is trying to say is that if you don't help, nobody will be there to help you since everyone's gone.