Entry 5: What Have You Learned?

Students should reflect on the important theses of the Holocaust unit. After creating a class list, have the students write one or two paragraphs that describe:

1) what important lessons can the Holocaust teach us in today's world.
2) Identify aspects of life in modern 21st Century America that relate to the tragedy and triumphs of the Holocaust.

 


I think that the Holocaust can teach us to be kind to others.  I think
that the Holocaust can also teach us to show respect to everyone weather they be blue, white, yellow or black, Catholic and Jewish.

 
Lauren K.

To Top


Important lessons that the Holocaust can teach us in today's world is
how much those people went through during it.  Just in one concentration
camp, Auschwitz, over one million people died, and 90% of those people
were Jews.  These people were innocent, and they were put to death for
something that they did not do.  They were tortured, beaten, worked, and
killed just because of one thing:  hatred.  Hatred is something that
people today need to overcome.  Hatred is something that needs to be get
rid of.  Hatred is the reason why so many people died when they were
innocent.  Hatred.  But, hatred can get rid of, if everybody just works
together, so it will not create another Holocaust.


Kirsten B.

To Top


Final Word

May 3, 2001

I think the main topic that the Holocaust teaches us today is not to discriminate, no matter if you are black or white, male or female, short or tall, it doesnít matter. Everybody is a person and every person has feelings, so donít discriminate them. The Holocaust was the discrimination or a lot of innocent people, and they will never come back to tell us not to discriminate for any reason at all.

Some aspects of modern day life in the 21st Century in America that relate to the tragedy and triumphs of the Holocaust are, we have it so much better. That is basically all there is to it, because back then if you were to die you were to die. There was nothing you could do about it. But today there are so many loopholes and laws that do not permit the killing of innocent people.

So people will always be equal, unlike back then.

Emily R.

To Top


The most important lesson to learn from the Holocaust is that we should never do that again or something like it either.  It will probably never happen in the United States because the US has changed since then.  We most not forget that other people were killed besides the Jews.  The other people that were killed are the Gypsies, the disabled, and the homosexuals. The US and the UN (United Nations) will never help a country with another Holocaust or genocide.

To Top


May 3, 2001

The lessons that the Holocaust teaches us in today's world are that everyone is equal and if there is hatred and killing of other races, then how is that "doing God's work" as Hitler said?  A person should not judge a person from background, nationality, and other traits.  This lesson is but the most important lesson of all these.

 Angela L.

To Top


The Holocaust teaches us about the evil of discrimination because of race or beliefs. Death is a horrible thing, but, it is even worse for a group of people that are being treated so very harshly because of what they believe. The thing that makes me personally feel so horrible were all of the children that were killed by the Nazis. I think I hold that standpoint because I am a child, and for that to happen to me or anybody that I know would hurt me really bad inside. It is just a horrible time in History. Never discriminate anybody and always treat others like you want to be treated. Just remember... millions died for all of the wrong reasons.

 To Top


I think that it is important that the lessons of the holocaust are taught because it shows how some people think. When they think too much on one thing it can take over them and want to take it out on someone else. So when we learn about the holocaust it shows us what could happen if we take hateful things too far.

Aniscia M.

 To Top


The Holocaust can teach us that, although every one is not perfect, we still need to get along or else something terrible like this can be in store for us in the future.  Also that if you think some one is very different from you, for instance their religion, you can see they are still human. Look at  the way they were treated and that it was painful for them too to go through this, and all of the pain from the torturing. Which proves Hitlerís theory of his victims not being human wrong.  Also, we know never to do anything like this again. It would not come as astonishing news if some one did this against, and the rest of the world would probably take less time to believe it and come help.

 To Top


The Holocaust can teach us about prejudiced people and how the whole
world can be turned around.  I think that now many people may ignore the
thought that this could happen again when it actually could.  And that could
be dangerous if prejudice is disguised as something else.  The tragedy of
the Holocaust is that so many innocent people had to die just to make people
realize that to do this is wrong.  The triumph of the Holocaust is that now
no one can discriminate a person because of his or hers beliefs.

Michaela L.

To Top


To Holocaust Journal Main Page To Project Main Page

George Cassutto's Cyberlearning World

     [Lesson Plan of the Day]     [Cassutto Memorial]    [About the Author]    [Search]    [Civics Lesson Plans]