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Should young people of today need to learn about World War II?

I wanted to write a post that addressed a discussion based on The Apprentice TV show from last night. The contestants from the show could not say when WWII started and ended. This did shock me and it got me thinking.

World War II image - Soldiers preparing
World War II - 1939 - 1945

As a primary school teacher, I remember teaching WWII as part of the history curriculum. As an Education Technology consultant, I am constantly going in schools and working with teachers on topics about WWII. So why wouldn't at least one of these contestants know about WWII and when it