No it was not appropriate. It's a VHS that was rented EIGHT YEARS AGO. She most likely forgot, since VHS tapes are so rarely used anymore, and stashed it away in forgetfulness, and making her spend a night in jail like some criminal makes it seem as if she's doing something worse. There's so many injustices occurring every day and of every caliber and those wrong-doers aren't jailed.
If you are already smart, you will be reading a book, not watching that gunk on today's TV. I don't mean to say you can't educate yourself on TV (watching a documentary on a historical event on HistoryChannel or watching debates or even a travel program or just by watching good films--not subjective, meaning, not good for you but good overall--) but today's TV is filled with reality TV protagonized by equally low people who don't demonstrate a high degree of intelligence. Kim Kardashian is supposed to be a really nice person in real life but in her show she's a total airhead.
WWII affected everyone, not just Jews and civilians. The Roma have been left out a little in the spotlight because in general they're discriminated against. WWII affected them because the majority was now dead or a long way from home. They had to migrate, as always, to look for jobs in cities that were being re-built after the war and opportunities, though there were, were closed off to them because of their reputation and the stigma that they are thieves and lazy people. Much remained the same for them in the way that they were still discriminated against, only, WWII exacerbated their troubles. During the post-war era, the communist regime provided a steady way for them to be able to survive (since no one was exactly rich they were not in a worser position than anyone else). But WWII brought them a little into the spotlight.
Yes, I believe critical and analytical thinking should be implemented in modern education. Today's education includes a variety of things--from replacing textbooks with tablets to learning online, to having conferences over skype and watching videos on sites like Khan Academy. Fifty years ago, this wasn't imaginable, let alone doable. Technology has helped us in ways we couldn't have even begun to imagine. Yet with all this technology, modern education still lacks two very critical things: how to think. How? Why? For what purpose? Is it the truth? Is this source creditable? These are all things students in this generation should learn, yet many schools continue to have the same curriculum that they had since the last decade, with minor changes, and a few implementations in the technology department, yet they're missing the whole point.