April 15 2019

1/3 Americans Don’t Believe 6 Million Jews Murdered – 2/3 Millennials Don’t Know What Auschwitz Was

According to survey, 31% of US adults believe 2 million or less Jews killed in Holocaust. 66% of millennials didn’t…

According to survey, 31% of US adults believe 2 million or less Jews killed in Holocaust. 66% of millennials didn’t know what Auschwitz was.

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Almost one-third of American adults believe that significantly less that 6 million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust, according to a recent survey conducted ahead of Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day).

The survey, conducted by Schoen Consulting on behalf of The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, found that 70% of US adults say fewer people seem to care about the Holocaust than they used to. 58% believe something like the Holocaust could happen again.

According to the survey, 11% of all US adults and 22% of millennials haven’t heard of, or are not sure they have heard of the Holocaust.

In addition, 31% of US adults and 41% of millennials believe that 2 million Jews or less were killed during the Holocaust.

45% of adults and 49% of millennials could not name a concentration camp or ghetto. Similarly, 41% of adults did not know what Auschwitz was, while a full 66% of millennials were unable to identify Auschwitz.

On the other hand, most US adults, 93%, believe all students should learn about the Holocaust in school, and 80% said it is important to keep teaching about the Holocaust so it doesn’t happen again. (Read More)