A recently available guide about how precisely German people cope with the heritage of Hitler's violations analyzes the stress of those that lived in the Third Reich and those that learned all about bulk killings from textbooks.
Exist similar books examining attitudes of people from the ex-Soviet Union countries? How do Russians, and others, view Stalin's violations? Do additionally they understand them in senior high school? How can they debate them? What's related and what is different in attitudes of German and Russian students toward their own country's record of bulk eliminating?
The job of confronting uncomfortable old symptoms, wrote a Harvard record professor, is problematic for any country. Many Germans didn't truly acknowledge the enormity of Nazi violations before the 1960s. In France many are still reluctant to appear closely at the Vichy period. In Austria several still pretend that their state was a victim of Nazi .
Several sad aspects of USA record, such as the enslavement of blacks, extermination of Indigenous Americans, etc., have often been glossed over. The situation in Russia is similar, if not more paradoxical. I think, Germans and Austrians were number less subjects of Nazism than Russians, Ukrainians, and Poles were subjects of Communism.
I feel that Stalinism and Nazism should engage in history curricula at all levels of education. The Soviet Union was the first country to apply the idea of proletarian dictatorship. Their history is worth studying. Would it be learned fairly? What are systems through which some historic symptoms are swept under the carpet? Why does this occur?
The 6th of July, 1940 is an essential time for Auschwitz Extermination Camp's history. 70 years ago a Gloss prisoner - Tadeusz Wiejowski made the first avoid from Auschwitz. Unfortuitously his luck intended a loss for the other prisoner Dawid Wongczewski, who died during the 20 hours of his penal appeal.
It was the first fatality from Nazi cruelty in the camp. However except for the one prisoner's demise, that day had a good meaning for many people imprisoned by the Germans. Wiejowski showed them that avoid from Auschwitz was probable! Auschwitz Attention Camp was really well-guarded, surrounded with electrical fence and barbed wire.