Teens hear of Holocaust from survivors Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Jun 5, 2012 at 2:59 pm
It was standing room-only in Christopher Chiang's world history class at Mountain View High School as Lenci Farkas recalled her horrific ordeal. The teens listened in silence as the nonegenarian woman told of how she was taken from her home in 1944, shipped first to a Jewish ghetto and then by train "in cars for cattle" off to the infamous Nazi death camp, Auschwitz.
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Posted by Old Ben, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Jun 6, 2012 at 8:57 am
It would be further edifying if the students now heard from a survivor of the Gaza death camp, in order that they might gain insight into the appalling ironies that abound in human history. The true horror of the Holocaust is that it was in no way unique. This country was founded on a much more successful genocide. I hope that the students are learning about that, as well. The only way to prevent future genocides is to recognize the universal human tendency to demonize the "other."
A study of the Nuremberg trials would be an excellent lesson, given that the USA is now in violation of every one of the Nuremberg protocols.
Posted by Jane, a resident of the North Whisman neighborhood, on Jun 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm
Let us not forget the 20 + million Christians executed during the Russian Revolution.
How many died in Armenia, Croatia, Africa holocausts. If we want to educate future generations about mankind's in- humanity, you have to give them the Whole Picture of what people have done to each other, time and time again.
Posted by Your neighbor, a resident of another community, on Jun 7, 2012 at 3:11 pm
I am so glad we are so passionate about making sure everyone remembers and learns from these human atrocities.
Why must there be a competition among you? I was interested in the story of the women who endured the Holocaust and I would be interested in the stories of these other human tragedies.
Please take a break everyone and recognize that we all need to take responsibility so none of these experiences happen. One is certainly not more important than another, but why must you all minimize the student's experience by suggesting that the class did not hear the whole picture unless the school or teacher presents your particular point of view?