This curriculum is about more than the Holocaust. It’s about the reading and the writing and the arithmetic of genocide, but it’s also about such R’s as rethinking, reflecting, and reasoning. It’s about prejudice, discrimination and scapegoating; but it’s also about human dignity, morality, law, and citizenship. It’s about avoiding and forgetting, but it’s also about civic courage and justice. In an age of “back to basics” this curriculum declares that there is one thing more basic, more sacred, than any of the three R’s; namely, the sanctity of human life.