It's Undeniable That Poland Partook in Holocaust - Israeli President

Randolph Lopez
April 13, 2018

The results were released Thursday, which marks Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. A majority, 58 percent, said they believe something like the Holocaust could happen again. Two-thirds of Millennials (66%) had no idea what Auschwitz was.

The Claims Conference said there are "critical gaps both in awareness of basic facts as well as detailed knowledge of the Holocaust" in American society, stressing that USA schools must provide more comprehensive education on the crimes. But as Maggie Astor reports for the New York Times, a new survey has found that Americans have fundamental gaps in their knowledge of Holocaust history-even though many Americans believe that something like the Holocaust could happen again, and consequently believe that Holocaust education is important. Well, if you frequent Holocaust museums, you belong to a depressingly small minority: the survey found that most Americans (80%) have never visited a Holocaust museum and two-thirds (66%) do not know a Holocaust survivor or heard about one.

The day remembers more than 11 million victims of the Holocaust, including 6 million Jews.

Americans today have large gaps of knowledge or are ignorant to the history and consequences of the Holocaust, some 73 years since Nazi Germany's atrocities became known to the world, according to a survey commissioned by a Jewish organization which works to compensate survivors.

In a speech in on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday, Rivlin cemented that "no country can or should legislate the forgetting of Jews murdered during the Holocaust", apparently referring to the controversial law. The actual number is estimated to be six million.

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The survey found that almost half of all Americans - 41 percent - couldn't identify Auschwitz, a concentration camp where an estimated 1.1 million Jews and minorities were killed at the hands of Nazis during World War II. Forty-nine percent of millennials were unable to name a single concentration camp or ghetto, compared to 45 percent of all adults.

The survey was conducted by Schoen Consulting between February 23-27 with a randomly selected demographically representative sample of 1,350 Americans.

Further, large numbers of respondents believe that there is anti-Semitism in the US today (68 percent) and that there are many neo-Nazis in the USA (34 percent).

"This study underscores the importance of Holocaust education in our schools", Greg Schneider, executive vice president of the Claims Conference said in a statement. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

"We came here today to send a clear message to the world against anti-Semitism and in support of teaching the memory of the Holocaust to future generations", Danon said in a statement from the march.

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