The Manipulative March

By Leonard Fein

Forward Association, 2010

Tradition holds that one ought not study the Kabbalah until 40 years of age; before then, one is not emotionally or intellectually ready. This tradition should be restored when it comes to visiting Auschwitz. The March of the Living is the single most manipulative experience to which we can expose our young. It is manipulative inherently, no matter the intentions of its organizers and sponsors. It is designed to maximize the vulnerability and then, when they are defenseless, to offer them the approved answers.

Topic: Youth Engagement, Propaganda, Pedagogy, Shoah, Holocaust Education, Holocaust

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

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Coverage: Israel , Poland

Language: English

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