Recently, Holocaust education has shifted to a more personal approach in many countries in Europe. This approach attempts to place the individuals at the center of our understanding of history. By using personal stories, a more human insight can be achieved, often making young people particularly struck by the fact that so many people allowed this, or can allow any genocide, failing to either resist or protest.
Such terrible things did not started with deportations and concentration camps, but developed step by step. Looking at tendencies in modern Europe, we must be aware that history can be repeated and the Holocaust happened with the silent acceptance and support of the broad majority.
The movie The Wave, directed by Dennis Gansel and based on Ron Jone's social experiment The Third Wave, is a very good exemple of how fascism and things as Holocaust situation could happen again.
The movie takes place in a german high school. During one week of workshops about different subjects, one teacher learn to his students what is autocracy. The Holocaust subject come in their conversation, and students were convinced that something as the Holocaust couldn't happen again because they learnt to much about it. Here, the teacher started to settle a practical exercise : the creation of a small dictature, creating a new ideology, attracting more and more students in his group in order to show them that it's still very easy to fall into this bad situation.