Skip to comments.THE INCREDIBLY DEPRESSING ANSWERS COLLEGE STUDENTS GAVE WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST
Posted on 10/18/2013 5:21:46 AM PDT by bryan999
A Pennsylvania woman set out with a video camera to learn what college students in her state know about the Holocaust and discovered an incredible lack of knowledge not only of the genocide of the Jews, but of basic facts about U.S. history and World War II.
Rhonda Fink-Whitman visited college campuses in Pennsylvania this fall, including the venerated Ivy League institution the University of Pennsylvania, where she was repeatedly faced with a remarkable ignorance about events that took place in the last century.
Students didnt know where Normandy was, why U.S. forces landed there, why the U.S. even entered the war or who was president at the time. (Wilson, Eisenhower and JFK were among the guesses.) One student didnt know who Anne Frank was, because he said he never read the book.
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My neighbors two girls 10 years ago in high school had a whole two pages on WWII in their history book. Two pages, that’s it. It started with we provoked the war with Germany and Japan and finished with we were war criminals for using atomic bombs.
Not Penn State, it’s the University of Pennsylvania, the Ivy League school in Philly, not PSU in State College PA. In theory, supposed to be the best/brightest, if not the richest, at least in comparison to what Penn alumni would categorize as a “cow college” at PSU.
They don’t hire history teachers.
They hire coaches and make them teach history.
The reason they are coaches is because they didn’t like academic subjects, but could carry a football.
That is why the students don’t learn history.
Nobody is buried in Grant’s Tomb. He and his wife are entombed there but not buried underground.
Of course also, during that time Poland did not exist...There was no “Vichy” Poland.
You are correct.
I visited there in 1960 while I was stationed in Germany in the Army.
What is shown on the Internet is an accurate depiction of the camp.
It was a Death Camp.
.. or write history books. It's mostly propaganda to promote elitism. What surprises me somewhat is that the intellectually lazy college crowd hasn't discovered some outstanding films on the subject, such as "Escape from Sobibor" and "Defiance". You might think they would at least screen those between bouts of Marvel comic fare.
Or “The Wonderous Heart of Irena Sendler”, the woman who lost to Al Gore for the Nobel Peace Prize.
I was in a conversation on Facebook with a woman who claimed to be a 7th grade teacher in Arizona. She said that the state required her history classes to begin with the civil war and end with the great depression. In other words, the evil WHITE slaveowners were defeated and the evil WHITE capitalists caused all the misery during the depression.
Thanks for the ping!
My lying eyes! Some of the video was shot under an umbrella that reads "PENN STATE."
Didn’t watch the video just saw the article quotes from students @ Penn — my bad for not looking at all the material. Likely there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the knowledge of the young skulls full of mush at most of the schools today anyway...JMO. Of course, now at the advanced age of 58, I can admit to being pretty crass at college-age, too — that seems to be a given through history. I would say I can remember knowing the answers to the article’s questions, though...
Our district does teach it from 8th grade on.
Germany is in France?
Oh you mean the occupation
One of them is now POTUS. People speak Austrian in Austria, don’t they?
They SHOULD know about this.
They should ALSO be taught about Stalin’s camps.
The horrors of Communism are right alongside the horrors of NAZIsm.
Please don’t do that. Not nearly as entertaining. Like not reading past the headline before you type furious responses and of course, never ever use spell check.
I guess maybe I should get out more.
Here’s something most people don’t know about Buchenwald:
After liberation, between 1945 and February 10, 1950, the camp was administered by the Soviet Union and served as Special Camp No. 2 of the NKVD. It was part of a “special camps” network operating since 1945, formally integrated into the Gulag in 1948. Another infamous “special camp” in Soviet occupied Germany was the former Nazi concentration camp Sachsenhausen (special camp No. 7).
Between August 1945 and the dissolution on March 1, 1950, 28,455 prisoners, including 1,000 women, were held by the Soviet Union at Buchenwald. A total of 7,113 people died in Special Camp Number 2, according to the Soviet records. They were buried in mass graves in the woods surrounding the camp. Their relatives did not receive any notification of their deaths. Prisoners comprised alleged opponents of Stalinism, and alleged members of the Nazi party or Nazi organization, others were imprisoned due to identity confusion and arbitrary arrests. The NKVD would not allow any contact of prisoners with the outside world and did not attempt to determine the guilt of any individual prisoner.
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