January 13, 2008

Holocaust scholar: 'Jew' has become curse word among German youth

It will always remain my father's Europe. And Ha'aretz, the leading left-wing rag out of Israel, will make sure it remains that way. From Holocaust scholar: 'Jew' has become curse word among German youth:

German schools are failing in educating students about the Holocaust, a new study by a political education center has found, as German youth, who one historian said use the word "Jew" as a common curse in daily discourse, are increasingly distant from the suffering of the victims of Nazism. According to a study commissioned by the Federal Agency for Civic Education, a political education center known by its German acronym BPB, history courses no longer manage to teach Germany's younger generation of the horrors of the Nazis. In the report, which appeared in the German educational magazine Focus-Shula, teachers are quoted as saying that they are having trouble impressing upon school children the horrors of the Holocaust, and have stated that their tools for teaching about the Shoah are not effective.