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O'Reilly: Holocaust teaching bill too political

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There are so many things to learn about in life and so little time to learn them. And the more you think you know about a thing the more surprised you are at your ignorance of the matter when you delve more deeply into it.

But all learning begins with a spark, and that spark can lead to a lifelong fascination.

When I was a kid, maybe 6 or 7, I was walking along East 93rd Street in Manhattan with a woman who was helping raise my siblings and me following the death of our mother. Her name was Ellen Plunkett and she came to New York from the U.K. after "The War," during which she lost her beloved husband, Michael (in the Normandy campaign).

I’ll never know what prompted her to do so — perhaps an overheard conversation from a passerby — but Ellen, holding my hand, suddenly leaned into my ear and whispered, "You know they put them in the ovens, Billy — the Jews. Six million of them."........

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