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talking about the Holocaust with children

September 11, 2012

Words fail me

“Wait,” said Zachary, “was it World War One or World War Two that had the Nayzeyes?” It’s a pretty good bet when he mispronounces something that he learned about it through reading. We’ve never discussed the Holocaust with him, not being big into explaining genocide to small children. Somewhere along the line, he’d picked up the word. Last night, I asked him what he knew about the Nazis. “Hitler was their ruler,” he replied. “They were in Germany and the…

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