Wismar, Germany
Holstentor in Lübeck 

The Reichstag building; Berlin, Germany - 1946
Photo by Werner Bischof

British soldiers

Henry Ford poses on the first car he built, the Ford Quadricycle, 1896
Just out of curiosity, from what age do children usually begin to learn about the Holocaust in German schools? I think that even in most Anglophone countries the whole Holocaust business is staved off until secondary school because it's quite a heavy topic.

I didn’t go to school in Germany so I can’t say for sure. I’m guessing quite early. Maybe one of my followers can give more details. In Canada the topic was beaten to death as well. I think we probably learned about it every year from about 4th grade up until 12th grade. But they never went in depth about anything it was always just the evil Germans started a war and killed 6 millions Jews… 

I just saw a Jew on the news saying that it’s very important to keep talking about the holocaust and that German children need to continue to be reminded of it. He also says it’s wrong for them to feel like this history has nothing to do with them (even though it was 70+ years ago and has nothing to do with them). So in other words he wants to start them young with the ingrained sense of guilt and self hatred. 

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