Discussing the Holocaust with Children

A topic that may seem far from modern children's lives holds valuable social lessons.

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"A child can relate to 'Let's talk about why the kids in the class shouldn't make fun of Bobby because he talks differently.' A child can also understand 'It might be hard to stand up to your friends and ask them to stop making fun of him, but here is why that is important.'" Ms. Werb says that from this type of conversation, a first, non-graphic description of the Holocaust can help demonstrate why we should not stand silent when confronted with unfairness.

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Ann Moline

Ann Moline is a freelance writer and journalist living in Alexandria, Virginia. She and her husband, Jack, are the parents of three children.