Holocaust museum education program careful in approaching subject with young children

Children only above sixth grade should attend the El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center because they will understand the Holocaust better than youngsters, the Holocaust education director said. “The gallery here is geared toward sixth graders and above,” Education Director Jamie Flores said. “So below that, we believe the maturity level of a young child it’s not advanced enough for the depth of the Holocaust,” Flores said. Although Flores said she believes students should wait until they are older, she does see some younger children visiting the museum with their parents. “Generally before (a tour) I warn students about what parts are graphic,” Flores said.