The Nazi-controlled Auschwitz concentration camp was freed more than 70 years ago. The most notorious concentration camp, Auschwitz, is thought to have been the site of more than a million executions and tortures.
Concentration camps were founded on Nazi ideology, and the majority of victims were Jews, Gypsies, black people, gay people, and people with disabilities.
The horrors of Auschwitz and World War II heightened western scholars' and governments' awareness of the importance of educating societies about the dangers of exclusionary institutional structures and genocidal social policies. As a result, schools throughout Europe and beyond teach students about the Holocaust. the moral and ethical issues that it raises.
The significance of Holocaust commemoration has also aided in the establishment of symbolic places and memorials, such as the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. This museum has an educational training centre with facilities to supplement Holocaust studies. Other locations include the Jewish Museum in Prague and the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York.
As a result, it is cruciall that young people continue to develop an understanding of the consequences of these ideologies as well as a moral compass. One way to accomplish this is to take students to these historical sites and memorials to gain a full understanding of what it was like to live through horrific events such as the Holocaust. Ongoing research suggests that visiting emotional sites such as Auschwitz may help students become more morally and socially aware of the consequences of exclusionary policies. And that it also contributes to the development of young people's emotional and interpersonal life skills.
This is critical because is has been discovered that some university educated students have a real lack of knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust - and recent political events - despite having this information at their fingertips. Universities and schools have a responsibility to educate and develop young people's moral and social awareness. And there is a real need to preserve Holocaust sites like Auschwitz for future generations to visit and learn from.
We must make sure that the crimes of the Holocaust are not repeated since today's youth will be tomorrow's world leaders. especially in light of the decreasing number of survivors willing to "share their experience". Young people should be exposed to these historical events because of this and this is the perfect time to spread tolerance and respect for others. Because only then can they properly comprehend the potentially disastrous effects of exclusion, division, and intolerance of others.
Written by Kawthar