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Yes, the holocaust *is* still taught in German schools

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Not sure why I remembered this tonight, but some people in the USA believe that the holocaust is not taught in German schools out of misplaced political correctness. I don't remember who it was I was talking with, but it was being argued that children were no longer taught about it as it was too sensitive, too embarrassing of an issue, that it was being swept under the rug and was becoming a taboo topic not to be discussed.

Just like the tales of the earth being only 6,000 years old, this is completely false. Children are taught all about what happened during WW2 from the age of about 12, and most of them have field trips to visit concentration camps.

For more details, try the following:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/germans/germans/education....

http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1a78qd/german_redditors_how_i...

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