Is another Holocaust possible?
It would be almost impossible for another atempt to whip out an entire race with out any country stepping in for assistance. Sure in Africa there are thousands of innocent people that die year but not to a scale such as the holocaust.
The above answer is ... far too optimistic. In 1994 in Rwanda, Hutu militias slaughtered 800,000 Tutsis for ethnic (racial) reasons. There were no gas chambers or anything as sophisticated as that - it was mainly done with machetes. As for the scale, the 800,000 were killed within 3 months in a frenzy of murder. That is on a par with the rate at which the Nazis committed genocide.
As in the case of the Holocaust, the rest of the world just didn't want to know - until it was over.
Yes another holocaust is possible
How can the stories of Holocaust survivors and those who eventually freed them help to stop another Holocaust from happening?
The problem is whether the perpetrators are willing to recognize another holocaust as it is forming and occurring. For example, many people point out that the 50 million abortions (just in the U.S.) qualifies as another holocaust. But the perceived benefit (casual sex without responsibility) is so seductive and addictive that the perpetrators would not seriously consider its status as a holocaust.
How does learning about Holocaust help the students understand discrimination and war from another perspective?
Nothing in humanity has changed, people were the same then as they are now. There is something to be said for the fact that humanity is worse now, that bitterness has increased, paranoia has increased, the willingness to invade another country in case that country is potentially developing a threat that may or may not be real. But it will not be another 'Holocaust' there is only one Holocaust, there will only ever be one…
we can prevent another holocaust by not getting into hatred, not discriminating or being racist. If the Nazis realized everyone was equeal there wouldn't have been a first holocaust. And if we learn at an early age about how Hitler and the Nazi regime hated on Jews, maybe it will teach kids a lesson on how not to descriminate, be racist, or anything like that.
The Holocaust could in fact happen again. Actually, Joseph Stalin caused a "Holocaust" which he called Ethnic Cleansing. Of couse nowadays we have Holocaust rememberence day during which we try to prevent any future Holocaust. Yes it could. If what happened in Rwanda could happen in our enlightened times anything is possible. There was also Bosnia and the killing fields of Cambodia. Sadly, yes it could.