Some people deem Teaching the Holocaust in Schools as “not a good idea” Do you think so too?
The UAE Embassy in the US announced, on the 9th of January that they will be teaching the Holocaust in Schools history classes and adding it to their National curriculum in primary and secondary schools across the country.
That is so they can teach their students what happened to the unjustified treatment of Jews.
As this piece of Teaching the Holocaust in Schools went viral, some officials from the UAE expressed concern and denied the validity of this decree.
Meanwhile; The official page of the Embassy tweeted the following “In the wake of the historic (#AbrahamAccords, (the UAE) will now include the Holocaust in the curriculum for primary and secondary schools,”
Also, Ambassador Deborah E. Lipstadt, the U.S. special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism, praised the announcement in a tweet stating “Holocaust education is an imperative for humanity and too many countries, for too long, continue to downplay the Shoah for political reasons,” Lipstadt wrote, using a Hebrew word for the Holocaust. “I commend the UAE for this step and expect others to follow suit soon.”
The Holocaust was a genocide that occurred during World War II. In which Nazi Germany, under the leadership of Adolf Hitler, systematically murdered approximately six million Jews. Along with millions of other people, including Romani people, disabled individuals, homosexuals, and political dissidents. The Nazis established over 40,000 concentration camps and ghettos throughout Europe. Where millions of people were imprisoned, worked to death, or killed in gas chambers. The Holocaust is widely regarded as one of the darkest chapters in human history. And it had a profound impact on the world’s understanding of genocide, human rights.. The memory of the Holocaust continues to shape modern politics and society. Serving as a reminder of the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and discrimination.