Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The Search:No Laughs, No Thrills, and Villains All Too Real
I am following with great interest the latest developments regarding the remembrance of the Holocaust.As,I myself the only daughter,the only remnant of two large Jewish families turned into ashes.
BERLIN — The other morning Jens Augner, slight and owlish, a schoolteacher in his 40s, quizzed his eighth-grade class of 13- and 14-year-olds at the Humboldt Gymnasium, a local school. As part of a trial program, he has just introduced a new history textbook into the curriculum: to be exact, a comic book about the Holocaust, called “The Search.”
“The result, I find, is that interest in the subject is actually increasing,” Mr. Augner later commented. “These students don’t have the same discomfort we did talking about it.”