A rose is placed on the Berlin Holocaust Memorial on International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, 2021. (Photo/JTA-Maja Hitij-Getty Images)

Age 16, never heard of the Holocaust?

When I was a sophomore in high school, I remember overhearing a peer’s comment in history class as we were about to begin studying the Holocaust. This individual asked their friend what the event was, and it was clear that neither had been taught about the Holocaust before. As a 15 year old, I couldn’t…
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