[Sayma-Discuss] FWD: Holocaust study: Two-thirds of millennials don't know what Auschwitz is

Mike Shell bright_crow at mindspring.com
Sun Jul 22 21:30:04 EDT 2018


Friends,


 


Please read and share this distressing report from The Washington Post.


 


Holocaust study: Two-thirds of millennials don
<https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/04/12/two-thirds-
of-millennials-dont-know-what-auschwitz-is-according-to-study-of-fading-holo
caust-knowledge/?utm_term=.9ca501888eb1> 't know what Auschwitz is


by Julie Zauzmer

April 12, 2018


Two-thirds of American millennials surveyed in a recent poll cannot identify
what Auschwitz is, according to a study released on Holocaust Remembrance
Day that found that knowledge of the genocide that killed 6 million Jews
during World War II is not robust among American adults.

 

Twenty-two percent of millennials in the poll said they haven't heard of the
Holocaust or are not sure whether they've heard of it - twice the percentage
of U.S. adults as a whole who said the same.

 

The study, conducted by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against
Germany, interviewed 1,350 American adults in February and recruited by
telephone and an online non-probability sample.

 

Asked to identify what Auschwitz is, 41 percent of respondents and 66
percent of millennials could not come up with a correct response identifying
it as a concentration camp or extermination camp. The U.S. Holocaust
Memorial Museum says
<https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005189>  that at least
1.3 million people were deported to the camp, run by Nazi Germany in
occupied Poland, from 1940 to 1945, and 1.1 million of them were killed. It
was the largest concentration camp among many built by the Nazis during
their campaign to wipe out the Jews and other groups.

 

Read the entire article here
<https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/04/12/two-thirds-
of-millennials-dont-know-what-auschwitz-is-according-to-study-of-fading-holo
caust-knowledge/?utm_term=.9ca501888eb1> .

 

Blessings,

Mike

 

Mike Shell, Clerk

Jacksonville Friends Meeting

www.jacksonvillefriends.org <http://www.jacksonvillefriends.org/> 

 

bright_crow at mindspring.com <mailto:jax_quaker17 at earthlink.net> 

904-673-2496

 

 

 

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