The And The Holocaust : A Breach Of Faith

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Teaching the Holocaust

The reign of the Holocaust took place between the years of 1933 to 1945, where Jews were persecuted, starved, and murdered by the Nazis. It was December 17, 1942, when the United States joined the Allies to condemn Nazi Germany’s “bestial policy of cold-blooded extermination of the Jews” (FDR and the Holocaust, FDR Presidential Library and Museum). The thirty-second president of the United States of America, Franklin D. Roosevelt believed that rather than saving more Jews from the Holocaust, America should focus on controlling the number of immigrants coming to America. From the book, FDR and The Holocaust: A Breach of Faith, stated from Roosevelt, “This prejudice helped shape his overall vision of what America should look like—and it was a vision with room for only a small number of Jews who, he said, should be ‘spread out thin” (qtd. Weinstein).
Meanwhile, Roosevelt planned to kill off Hitler and stop unarmed Jews from being punished with the help of Treasury Secretary of State, Henry Morgenthau Jr. He then obstructed rescue efforts in the process of saving Jews. If only Roosevelt had reacted earlier about Hitler’s “Final Solution,” he could of saved more (FDR and the Holocaust, FDR Presidential Library and Museum). Knowing about what happened during the Holocaust is very difficult and depressing. Why and how can educators teach about the Holocaust? There are many survivor stories that help us to understand the Holocaust—The Sunflower, Man’s

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