This week in UK, there starts a new 6 week series to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Personally, I do not like cinema films about the holocaust and, therefore, have never watched things like Shindler's List or The Pianist.
I know that 6 million Jews perished in Nazi Germany. I know this should never be allowed to happen again (though it has in places like Cambodia and Rwanda, and probably will happen again in the future). I know we must never tolerate hatred and prejudice in our society. I know we should never forget.
But, I am not sure that I need to know much more.
Do we need to know the details or how far should holocaust education go?
From BBC Website:
It was the site of the largest mass murder the world has ever seen, yet few people know its full history.
On the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, this landmark series charts the evolution of the camp and the mentality of the perpetrators, and shows how the place related to the Nazis' overall campaign of extermination.
With the help of computer graphics based on plans of the camp unearthed in the 1990s, dramatised reconstructions of the key moments of decision and interviews with people who were there including former members of the SS, this series aims to be the most complete history of Auschwitz ever made for television.
This first episode tells the story of the beginnings of the camp and how it was originally intended for a very different purpose than the murder of Jews.