Through the study of the Holocaust Alachua County Students learn about morality, the value of democratic institutions, and the necessity for civil rights. Studying the Holocaust also help students understand the roots of prejudice, racism, and stereotyping, accept diversity, explore the danges of apathy and keeping silent, think about the abuse of power, and explore modern national policies.
"As students gain insight into the many historical, social, religious, political, and economic factors that cumulatively resulted in the Holocaust, they gain awareness of the complexity of the subject and a perspective on how a convergence of factors can contribute to the disintegration of democratic values. Students come to understand that it is the responsibility of citizens in any society to learn to identify danger signals and to know when to react." - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum