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January 28, 2018

Should students in Germany be required to visit a concentration camp memorial site?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 3:11 pm

I am blogging about a news article which you can read in full here:
http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-should-school-trips-to-auschwitz-be-mandatory-in-germany/a-42133444

The following quote is from the news article:

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It seems like Germany has been hit by a new wave of hatred for everything Jewish. Yet the underlying phenomenon is nothing new. Anti-Semitic attitudes have always been common in society, and despite all the crimes committed in the name of Germany during the Nazi era, these attitudes were never fully eradicated .

But now, unlike in the past, the hatred is being expressed recklessly and without restraint. The outrage has grown accordingly. How did this happen? After all, this country has been dealing with its guilt in an exemplary manner for decades, and has been rightly held up by many countries as a role model. Nonetheless, something must have gone wrong. One often hears that schools do not teach students enough about the Nazi era. Incidentally, similar criticism is heard about East Germany’s communist dictatorship.

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I believe that the Germans are getting sick of the Jews again. Enough already! There is only so much Holocaust guilt that the Germans can take.

I lived in Germany for 20 months when my husband was stationed there in the American Army. I met many German people and I was really impressed with how nice they were. I never heard any German person say that they hated Jews. Maybe that has changed and the Germans are getting sick of the Jews again.

9 Comments »

  1. Comment by hermie — April 23, 2018 @ 3:52 pm

  2. Should one visit a concentration camp for educational purpose? Yes, but prepare yourself for the true story of them, since that’s not what they’ll gonna tell you.
    Should it be mandatory for children to be sent to concentration camps? No, definitely not. Rather put some less morbid more educational site visit on the agenda.

    Comment by andreasmeyerboer — February 5, 2018 @ 10:43 am

    • You wrote: “Should it be mandatory for children to be sent to concentration camps? No, definitely not.”

      I agree with you. All this happened long ago. Children today would have a hard time understanding it.

      Comment by furtherglory — February 5, 2018 @ 12:06 pm

  3. Based on the article, sure, kids should visit. Kids in the US could use a visit to a Holocaust museum.

    Comment by brycesdaddy1105 — January 29, 2018 @ 7:00 am

    • You wrote: “Kids in the US could use a visit to a Holocaust museum.”

      I don’t agree. Kids in the US know nothing about the Holocaust, except what they are taught in school. Everything that is taught about the Holocaust in American schools is wrong. I know this because of what my grandchildren were taught.
      http://www.scrapbookpages.com/USHMM/Intro.html

      American kids do not learn the truth about the Holocaust. American kids are taught that the Jews were the most wonderful people in the world who never did anything wrong. American kids are taught that German people are bad because they killed Jews who have never done anything wrong in the entire history of the world.

      Comment by furtherglory — January 29, 2018 @ 3:07 pm

  4. From national socialism to national masochism…

    In fact, the behavior and actions of the puppets heading the vassal state of Germany since the end of WW2 vastly demonstrate that the Nazis were right in their ways to tackle the Jewish problem. The price of Freiheit.

    Comment by hermie — January 28, 2018 @ 9:20 pm

    • BS

      Comment by Herbert Stolpmann — January 30, 2018 @ 12:33 am

      • You know it’s not, skiksa boy.

        Comment by hermie — January 30, 2018 @ 8:04 am

  5. Certainly. That way they learn how to lie effectively and dare anyone to try and contradict them.

    Comment by Tim — January 28, 2018 @ 7:55 pm


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