“History is not dead”: reading Traci Chee’s We Are Not Free

By Rachel Amaru, Co-Founder of Good Trouble For Kids

As a Jewish girl born just about 20 years after the end of World War II, I grew up learning about the Holocaust and Hitler’s concentration camps. I learned about it at home, and I learned about it at my private Jewish elementary school. We skimmed over the Holocaust in Middle School social studies, and then devoted a week to it in my European AP class in High School. What I remember most about that class were the other students giggling at the black and white images of skeletal…