Teaching Children about the Holocaust – Jewish World Features – Haaretz – Israel News | Haaretz.com

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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


2 thoughts on “Teaching Children about the Holocaust – Jewish World Features – Haaretz – Israel News | Haaretz.com

  1. Terror must have been part of the Jewish persons’ heart every day … what horror! I think the children should be taught about charity before they learn about the holocaust because then, they will know there is another side to be sought after rather. Then they will see some light and hope when faced with evil such as Nazi Nationalsozialism.

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    1. Yes. And, terror is now upon us all in some very sneaky ways. I believe that learning about the horrors of the holocaust will induce acts of charity. From what I understand, charity has always been practiced in public schools thru fundraisers like the march of dimes. I don’t believe our schools teach and collect charity for any humane cause today. I hope that I am wrong.


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