(Haaretz) -- Like most American Jews I know, I was raised with a thorough education about the Holocaust. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know about it.
My family never minced words about the end result, nor about the political climate and policies that helped it get there - the process of gradual normalization of discrimination, exclusion, expulsion and extermination.
As a teenager, I had workbooks in Hebrew school that covered the Kindertransport, I read excerpts from diaries describing the work camps that predated the death camps, and I visited Auschwitz and Birkenau when I was 16.
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