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NC students turn school into Holocaust museum


DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Students have turned a wing of their North Carolina school into a Holocaust museum that will be open to the public for just one day.

The Charlotte Observer reported that sixth-graders at Community School of Davidson transformed the middle school into a museum that's open 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. The museum will be taken apart Thursday because classes end Friday.

Sixth-graders have created a Holocaust museum at the end of each of the past three school years as part of their Holocaust study unit.

Exhibits lead visitors from Adolph Hitler's rise to power to the liberation of concentration camp survivors. One room resembles a Warsaw ghetto, while another has a concentration camp barrack with a bunk bed.

Information from: The Charlotte Observer

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When will students start

When will students start re-enacting the 40 million that Stalin killed and the estimated 40-70 million that Mao killed?

Holocaust Project in School

I think this is great. Involving the students to such a degree teaches them far more about this than any book. People may say children shouldnt be exposed to such horrors - but many were in real life, to much worse fates than any of us can begin to imagine. If this brings it home to young minds, it hopefully helps prevent a repeat, and serves to make them more conscious of humanity.