Most Americans believe Holocaust could happen again
Apr 13 2018
TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby ask the people of the United States to observe the Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, April 12 through April 19, 2018, and the solemn anniversary of the liberation of Nazi death camps, with appropriate study, prayers and commemoration, and to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution by internalizing the lessons of this atrocity so that it is never repeated. For example, though 11% of all respondents either hadn't heard of the Holocaust or weren't sure if they had, that number was 22% among Millennials.
Thirty-one percent of all adults and 41 percent of millennials believe two million Jews or fewer were killed during the Holocaust.
A two-minute siren sounded in Israel on Thursday for Holocaust Remembrance Day, which commemorates the roughly six million Jews murdered by the Nazi regime during World War II. Moreover, two-thirds of millennials (66%) could not identify what Auschwitz was.
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More than 220,000 Holocaust survivors now live in Israel, according to the Israeli Finance Ministry.
The study, commissioned by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, revealed considerable ignorance about the World War ll genocide of the Jews.
Still, there are encouraging notes in the survey, particularly findings underscoring Americans' desire for Holocaust education.
Just over two thirds (68%) thought that anti-Semitism was present in the U.S., half believed there were many neo-Nazis in the country, and most people thought it was important to continue teaching about the Holocaust and that it should be compulsory in schools.
The study found that the vast majority of respondents support Holocaust education.
"There remain troubling gaps in Holocaust awareness while survivors are still with us; imagine when there are no longer survivors here to tell their stories", Schneider said. Data was collected and analyzed by Schoen Consulting with a representative sample of 1350 American adults via landline, cell-phone, and online interviews.
It concluded: "Let us continue to come together to remember all the innocent lives lost in the Holocaust, pay tribute to those intrepid individuals who resisted the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto, and recall those selfless heroes who risked their lives in order to help or save those of their persecuted neighbors".