Unit 5 – Rescuers
Before and During the War
Middle and High School
More than seventy years have passed since the end of the Holocaust and the ramifications of that human tragedy are still with us today. Over time, we began to understand the scope of the harm that was done. Questions of responsibility, moral and ethical values, and the meaning of civilization continue to be raised in a variety of ways.
As a subject for study, the Holocaust assumed a position of importance greater than ever before. In light of this fact, we consider our own teaching of the Holocaust to be part of the aftermath. It is wholly appropriate to ask if the world has learned the appropriate lessons and, if not, what we can do to make a difference.