Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sarkozy's Thoughtless Plan: continued

Simone Veil, herself a Holocaust survivor and a former President of the European Parliament, has unequivocally condemned Sarkozy's scheme for teaching about the Holocaust.

She told L'Express that "her blood turned to ice" when she heard about this idea. Veil, as honorary chairwoman of honour of the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah.

This is simply NOT how education is done on any topic, much less one as complex and difficult as the Holocaust.

Sarkozy's response to the criticism has been: "We don't traumatize children by giving them the present of a country's memory."

He seems not to understand that certain presents are appropriate for 10 year old children and certain are not.

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