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How Young Is Too Young to Teach My Child About the Holocaust?
Experts talk of starting ‘safely,’ of ‘laying the groundwork,’ but how, and how young for the Holocaust talk?
I’m grateful for the darkness of the theater; it hides from my daughter the tears streaming down my cheeks. But she isn’t paying any attention to me anyway. Mia, 6, stares straight ahead, at the stage. The main character, a girl of around 9 or 10 named Eva, tries to squash an oversized stuffed giraffe into a suitcase. She takes it out, studies its brown and yellow fur, its sturdy wooden base. Eva must decide between her beloved giraffe and the score of the children’s opera “Brundibar” as the final item to cram into the one suitcase the Nazis allow each family to bring to the Theresienstadt ghetto and concentration camp
Story here: http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/features/1.587655