Yes, Virginia, There Was A Holocaust: Is Anyone Out There?
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic Examination of Persecution During World War II. The Jewish Holocaust and United States Japanese detainment camps of World War II and similar events before and since certainly represent low-water marks in human behavior. All such persecutions find their roots in prejudice, nationalistic fervor, and the like. As George Santayana said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." As the 20th century proceeded there seemed to be a decline in such outlandish occurrences of large-scale persecution. In recent years in the Western World, more and more allegations have arisen that the Holocaust never existed. One of the purposes of this unit is to present and uncover factual information which, for our students, will cause them to learn of an actual factual event, giving them the knowledge to potentially refect the hoax allegations.