posted on Mar, 10 2012 @ 05:38 PM
My school days are quite some time over, but i can tell a about Germany:
The time from 1933 to 1945 is obvious the central point of history class in schools here. In fact, i've been to two different types of schools and in
both i learned the same stuff, five years overall of "evil, evil Nazis" and "good americans, good allies who saved the day"
It's all just propaganda, they don't talk about the bad things, the other countries did (you'd get the impression that Stalin was a very fine man who
did only good things) or for example what the russians did after arriving in Germany in 1945 (mass rapes, killings, looting).
The history books try to stay neutral on the whole Atomic bomb thing. (Same with the infamous bombing of Dresden, it's basically "Britain did what
they had to do") We don't even learn about Japan and the Asian wars, the japanese concentration camps and everything else that was going on at the
time.. There are only minor blurbs about Japan and Germany having some sort of connection. It's all just about Nazi Germany and how evil they were.
You also visit at least one concentration camp, i've been two times to Dachau and once to Theresienstadt. While Theresienstadt was informative and
also reported about the Czech People suffering from the russian invasion that followed the Nazi time, Dachau was just the same propaganda all over
At least back then it was very one-sided and full propaganda. I don't know if it changed since then, after all, we had various documentaries on TV
that showed the russian attrocities and talked about that the other countries weren't the pure heroes. But back then in school, you basically learned
that Nazi Germany was very evil and you still have to feel ashamed for this time
edit on 10/3/2012 by ShadowAngel85 because: (no reason