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WWII history shows - for kids?

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  1. G23Gen4TX

    G23Gen4TX

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    My son who is 8 years old is showing a lot of interest in WWII history. I caught him trying to watch a series about Auschwitz on Netflix (he knows he is allowed to watch PG stuff only) and I really want him to learn.

    Do any of you know of a suitable show for his age that explains about the war?
     
  2. Altaris

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    That is an interesting question.
    I don't have the answer though, as I don't know how it would be possible to properly explain WWII in a PG setting.
     

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    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    Victory at Sea. You can't beat that plus the musical score. I'm not sure but you might be able to get it on U-tube.
     
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    The old "World at War" series. I remember watching it on PBS as a preteen. Victory at Sea is another good one.
     
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    Does it have to be video? The Maus series of comic books by Art Spiegelman does an excellent job of explaining Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. HH
     
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    l0_0l beat that beat

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    he's 8 ... if he wants to know, let the boy know. stop sheltering him.
     
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    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

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    This. I'd rather my kids be a little desensitized than ignorant.
     
  8. G23Gen4TX

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    I had one of the books. My parents must still have it.
     
  9. G23Gen4TX

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    He's not in appropriate age to see piles of bodies and hear the explanation of how Ziklon B worked. When he is older he can see stuff that is appropriate to his age.
     
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    Better he hears the truth now, than the crap they might spin later on in school.
    -Joel
     
  11. jeager

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    Start with Frank Capra's "Why We Fight"

    It was made for GIs as things were developing.
    Most everything else is revisionist.

    Talk with him about what he's seen after each episode.

    Pacific started in '36 and Europe in '39
     
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    I was 10 the first time my family went on a tour of Dauchau. A TV episode will not have the same impact as standing inside the crematoriums or seeing the pictures while the guide points out that you are standing on a mass grave. There is a certain feel that those places have that you can't ever shake.
     
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    We are Israelis although my kids were born in the US. Grandparents are Holocaust survivors. I want to introduce him to the subject subtly and not cause a trauma.

    In Israel we are being "fed" the holocaust in school. It makes us cynical about it. I want him to learn and understand with age appropriate material.