New Survey by Claims Conference Finds Significant Lack of Holocaust Knowledge

Majority of Americans Polled Believe Something Like the Holocaust Could Happen Again

The survey found there are critical gaps both in awareness of basic facts as well as detailed knowledge of the Holocaust

Julius Berman, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), announces the release of a comprehensive national survey of Holocaust awareness and knowledge among adults in the United States on the occasion of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day).

The survey found there are critical gaps both in awareness of basic facts as well as detailed knowledge of the Holocaust, and there is a broad-based consensus that schools must be responsible for providing comprehensive Holocaust education.  In addition, a significant majority of American adults believe that fewer people care about the Holocaust today than they used to, and more than half of Americans believe that the Holocaust could happen again.

 

 

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