Not only it is important to know about historical events, but also to evaluate history, draw conclusions and thus be better able to shape the present and above all the future.
The fact that young people try to understand the terrible, the unimaginable and what happened during the Shoah gives me courage and hope.
Understanding history is easier when we learn about the fates of individuals. We understand better what people can do to other people, what they are capable of doing.
This makes us feel stunned, angry and there is much that is hard to comprehend. For this very reason, it is our collective obligation to not let bygones be bygones, not to look away or choose not to listen.
In this book, it is clear that students approach history in a profound and scientific way, above all with empathy and respect. This gives us confidence and hope for the future.
(aus dem Vorwort von Stefanie Drese, Ministerin für Soziales, Integration und Gleichstellung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)