Did the world learn anything from the events of the Holocaust?

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Gravestones at the Srebrenica Genocide Memorial to the victims of the 1995 genocide, Srebrenice, Bosnia-Hezegovina.
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What lessons can we draw from this catastrophe that happened in the middle of the 20th century? Since 1945 there have been genocides and examples of ethnic cleansing throughout the world. The problem is universal.

Since 1945 there have been genocides and examples of ethnic cleansing throughout the world. The problem is universal. So, why have we not learned to act and stop genocides happening?

 

At the end of this section you are going to be asked to develop a plan to end genocide across the world once and for all. Read the text and use the interaction resources to help you collect inforamtion that will help you develop your plan.

When you have developed your plan you might share your posters or powerpoint presentation with your parents, fellow students and teacher.