Breitbart News senior editor Ben Shapiro takes a look at the best ways to teach young people about the history of the Holocaust.
Shifting the focus from the camps and the victims to the events themselves has long been one of the central tenets of American Jewish culture, but it’s a complicated one.
It’s a topic that’s still debated among educators across the country, and it’s not the only topic that is still controversial.
But in the wake of a wave of anti-Semitic hate crimes and threats, and with more and more people in the country openly questioning the Holocaust narrative, it seems like the debate has finally shifted its focus.
“What are we teaching our children about the holocaust?
How do we teach them to understand what happened and to learn about the meaning of the holohoax?
How can we be sure that we are not teaching them a false narrative about this time in history?
And what are we doing about it?”
Shapiro wrote in an essay for The Atlantic last week.
“The Holocaust has always been a part of American life.
It is an important part of our identity.
It will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.”
Shapiro’s essay also addresses the issue of why there are so many attempts to whitewash the holo-Holocaust narrative.
The answer lies in the history-making power of the media, and the ability of anti “anti-Semites” to exploit the narrative for political ends.
The history of anti holocaust narratives, Shapiro wrote, is largely due to the work of “anti ‘anti-semites’ who, in the process of propagating the myth, have become the most powerful forces in American society.
They have succeeded in making the holocide narrative popular, and in doing so have become powerful enough to destroy any attempt to challenge it.”
But the story that Shapiro presents is also a deeply flawed one.
While the media and the political left have pushed the idea that the Holocaust was the product of an evil regime bent on mass murder, Shapiro said it’s been a lie that’s been perpetuated since at least the beginning of the 20th century.
He noted that many historians believe that the genocide of the Jews was a “mistake” made by the Nazis after they lost the war in World War I.
“The Holocaust was a terrible thing, a terrible crime against humanity, and I think the reason for that is the legacy of the Nazis,” Shapiro wrote.
“Their legacy is not the Holocaust; it’s the denial of the truth that was in the Holocaust.”
“For a lot of Americans who are anti-Israel and anti-Jewish, the holocommunity has become a convenient scapegoat,” he continued.
“They can say, ‘Look, it’s anti-Semitism; the holosensitivities of the left are really bad; it was a horrible mistake.'”
In Shapiro’s view, the Holocaust is a complex narrative, with a multitude of sides and differing interpretations.
While there’s no denying that there are people who hold some sort of antiholocaust views, it should be noted that the anti-Holocommunist movement in America was formed in response to the spread of antisemitic propaganda and violence.
Shapiro noted that Jews were the victims of the Nazi-sponsored anti-Semitism in Europe, which is why there was a push in the US for Jews to have their homes destroyed.
“Jews in Europe were targeted by Nazis for genocide because of their Jewishness,” Shapiro said.
“That is, Jews in Europe suffered because they were not the Jewish people.
And so the holonization movement has become the ultimate in the antiholophobia movement.”
Shacos essay also touches on the topic of the American Jewish population, which has been largely left behind in the war against anti-semitism.
Shapiro said that despite the rise of anti Semites and a resurgence of anti anti-Zionism, the American Jews have been largely ignored by the media.
And he believes that this is largely because of the fact that the American population was “born after the holoboax and after the genocide.”
“When we think about America’s Jews, we don’t think of them as people who’ve had to deal with the horrors of the war.
They’re people who were already there before the war, or have been there for years,” Shapiro told Breitbart News.
“We don’t talk about them, and we don’st even think about them.
That’s because there’s this assumption that they’re just going to go away.
It just seems like that’s not true.”
While Shapiro’s piece offers some of the most nuanced critiques of the current state of the Jewish community in the U.S., it’s also a reminder that many educators are still struggling to teach about the truth of the events.
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) released a report in August, which argued that the current wave of hate crimes against Jewish institutions in America, and a growing