Sunday, January 27, 2013

"Many history teachers in Europe don't mention the Holocaust"

(Israel Hayom) The Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated exactly 68 years ago by the Soviet army. On Sunday, the world marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day; millions made an effort to remember, at least for a little while.

The U.N. General Assembly, which set Jan. 27 as an International Holocaust Remembrance Day, has put a special emphasis on studying the Holocaust. However, according to some sources, not everyone around the world obliges.

"Many history teachers in Europe don't mention the subject of the Holocaust," said Manon Wilbrink, a Dutch history teacher. "Many classes are multi-cultural, full of immigrants, and [teachers] who teach about the Holocaust are often met with resistance."