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April 28, 2018

40% of Americans don’t know what Auschwitz is

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 5:38 pm

Here is a quote from this recent news article: http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2018/04/more_than_40_of_americans_dont.html

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For seven decades, “never forget” has been a rallying cry of the Holocaust remembrance movement.

But a survey released Thursday, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, found that many adults lack basic knowledge of what happened — and this lack of knowledge is more pronounced among millennials, whom the survey defined as people ages 18-34.

Thirty-one percent of Americans, and 41 percent of millennials, believe that 2 million or fewer Jews were killed in the Holocaust; the actual number is around 6 million. Forty-one percent of Americans, and 66 percent of millennials, cannot say what Auschwitz was. Only 39 percent of Americans know that Hitler was democratically elected.

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Readers can start learning about Auschwitz by going to this page on my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz02.html

Then continue your Auschwitz education by reading this page of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz12A.html

Then read this page: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/Tour/Auschwitz1/Auschwitz08.htm

Photographs were forbidden when I visited Auschwitz, but I risked my life to take photos. I pretended that I could not understand the signs. I was not arrested and some of the tourists applauded when I took photos, risking a jail sentence. When confronted, I always pretended that I was confused and didn’t know what I was doing.

 

1 Comment »

  1. And, lethal sin, 99% of Americans don’t know what a Jew really is and what he stands for as the ultimate goal of his people.

    Comment by hermie — April 30, 2018 @ 6:30 am


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