Teachers drop the Holocaust .....

@mjsdls (1841)
United States
April 14, 2007 9:51pm CST
to avoid offending Muslims. I thought the holocaust had to deal with slaves not Muslims. AM I wrong? What is your opinion on this article below? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=445979&in_page_id=1770
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9 responses
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
Hi.. You see mjsdls, the holocaust do not pertain to Muslims. It is actually about the inhumane termination of Jews by Adolf Hitler. It was not about slaves but Jews.. You might want to read the Diary of Anne Frank for a first-hand narration of the event. May God Bless you!
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
15 Apr 07
Without reading the article you gave the link to, I know that the "holocaust" refers to the murder of 6 million Jews during WW2. It has nothing to do with the Muslims. So these teachers have their wires crossed. The Holocaust should be taught as part of history.
• Canada
15 Apr 07
If they are going to drop the holocaust they may as well drop all war, famine and any atrocities... the holocaust is about the murder of millions of innocents... I enjoyed learning about it because to me it was more meaningful than learning about the Canadian founders or the US presidents
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
15 Apr 07
I agree with you on that the war was part of the holocaust.
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• United States
16 Apr 07
I completely agree with you The war was part of the Holocaust and I think that both should be taught in schools. The younger generation needs to know about their countries past.
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• India
15 Apr 07
teachers are dropping holocast because they have the fear of life ,but my opinion is muslims are not doing these...
@callarse1 (4795)
• United States
15 Apr 07
Actually in the article it says "some teachers", when you say "Teachers drop..." in your title it makes me think that "all teacher". I hope I don't get any negatives for that. Well, I view that it is a part of history that should be taught and if some of their views are brought up then they can discuss it outside of class with the teacher. I am surprised that the teachers would do that because it is one part of history that many people learn about. I understand about religious issues. I think I agree with these two posters that posted commits on the Daily Mail's website: How are you ever going to learn something and move forward if you pretend it never happened. Sweeping it under the carpet won't make it go away, it's time people stopped pussyfooting around for fear of upsetting somebody. - Snoopy, Barnsley, South Yorkshire Why are these people so bothered about offending people? If the truth offends them, that's tough. If they have learnt different then it won't harm them to hear a different view. For God's sake this was once a free country - Graham, Preston, Lancs Have a nice day Pablo
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@estherlou (5026)
• United States
15 Apr 07
Re-writing our history seems to be something that is "okay" and it has been going on for quite a few years. Personally, I think it is wrong. Political correctness is a newly defined concept that has crept into our society over the last say, 15 or 20 years and allowing it to dictate right and wrong is just plain crazy! First we rename things that we don't like, to make them more palatable, and now we rewrite history we find unacceptable. It's no wonder our children find it difficult to know right from wrong.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
15 Apr 07
It has to do with Jews the holocaust. Hitler had them in prision and put some in a gas chamber killed them. It's sad really. I remember learning about it in school years ago.
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@mkirby624 (1599)
• United States
7 Jul 07
The Holocaust dealt with the issue of the persecution of the Jewish race. I don't understand how it would offend Muslims. I teach 6th grade English and we do an almost semester long study of the Holocaust. We read The Diary of Anne Frank and Number the Stars, along with articles about Adolf Hitler, the Nazis, and Jewish persecution. It's a very successful unit and it really opens the eyes of our students. We include in the unit, not only the historical fact (social studies discusses the history, mostly), but we cover main idea, by reading the books and articles, and we also touch base with some character building in reference to the persecution of those who are different than us.
• India
15 Apr 07
yes