My son was never ‘into’ history at school. He learned what he was obliged to learn and promptly forgot most of it. Add to that the effects of the black holes in memory caused by brain injury, and many of the things he did learn now have to be learned anew. He remembers only outlines and the details need to be filled in. It is an interesting process, for where a child will accept such facts as books and teachers recount, the adult mind has a different perspective and questions every detail. This often leads us into deep discussion and down convoluted paths, but this time, the subject was so harrowing that we were kept on track.
My son asked me about the Holocaust. It had been touched upon at school, but he had been taught nothing about it there that had struck the emotional chord that made…
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