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April 17, 2018

Holocaust Knowledge and Awaremess Study

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 3:28 pm

I am writing about a new study entitled

2018 Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Study

The following quote is from the article above:

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Last week, we observed Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, to commemorate the approximately six million Jews who lost their lives in The Holocaust.

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I thought that the latest number of Jews who lost their lives is 1.1 million. Since when have we gone back to the six million figure?

The article ends with the following quote:

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Broadly, Holocaust awareness in the United States is high. According to our findings, nearly 9 in 10 US adults, or 89 percent, know what The Holocaust is.

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Goody, goody — 9 out of 10 adults in America know what the Holocaust is!

What about the other 10 percent? Are they mentally ill or retarded or what?

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As time passes and The Holocaust becomes a more distant point in history, it is vital that we remain not just aware of The Holocaust, but also ensure that future generations are educated about the important details of one of the most horrific mass genocides in world history.

While prior research exists on baseline Holocaust awareness and denial in the United States, there had been no published study to date that assessed what attitudes that Americans have towards the current state of Holocaust education in the United States, or what detailed knowledge American adults have about The Holocaust.

To better understand the state of Holocaust education and knowledge in the United States, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, a group that negotiates for grants from the German government to protect survivors and support Holocaust education, commissioned my firm, Schoen Consulting, to conduct the first comprehensive study of Holocaust awareness, knowledge, and education in the United States.

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It’s about time that someone is looking after the Holocaust story. I am doing my part — how about you, dear reader?