1. Anti-semitism is essential to teaching the Holocaust in classrooms because of its significance to the rise of Hitler, and because of its explanation as to how the Jewish population was the one most targeted by during this time.

2. Talking about the holocaust often has the effect of "riling people up" due to how symbolic it was of Christian anti-semiticism in Europe and modern society, which can often make christian students feel like they are being blamed for the atrocities committed.

3. 5 examples of historical anti-semitism are:
i. Catholic Church prosecution of Jews
ii. Banishing of Jews from Kingdoms during the middle ages
iii. Seizure of Jewish goods
iv. Persian and islamic kings who conqured or destroyed Jewish cities
v. The holocaust itself