Bavarian Kids Must Visit Dachau

The Bavarian premier is insisting that all children from the state where Nazism was born must make a compulsory visit to a concentration camp, Dachau, to instruct them in the evils of the Holocaust. "Our aim must be to bring up kids so that they can resist any attempt by the far-Right to lead them astray," said Host Seehofer. The regulation may eventually be extended to all German children and will include history lessons that pose moral questions about the rise of Nazism and compare it to anti-Semitism and racial intolerance today. The Bavarian action was triggered by the stabbing of Alois Mannichl, police chief of in the Bavarian town of Passau, who takes a hard line against neo-Nazis. Joachim Herrmann, the Bavarian interior minister, will also ask America to ban the sale of Nazi literature and memorabilia via the Internet. "We are going to talk to the U.S. authorities about this," he said. "It is not acceptable that publications denying the Holocaust should be made available here."