Most Americans believe Holocaust could happen again

  • Most Americans believe Holocaust could happen again

Most Americans believe Holocaust could happen again

Cooper acknowledged that the Polish people "suffered terribly under the Nazis", but he said that before, during and after the Holocaust "there were Poles who not only discriminated against Jews but attacked and killed them". "Eight out of ten respondents (80%) say it is important to keep teaching about the Holocaust so it does not happen again". They got looks - some people whispered and took pictures of the soundless procession. The study, which was commissioned by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and conducted by Schoen Consulting, also found that 11 percent of US adults overall haven't heard of the Holocaust or aren't sure if they did.

It was released on Thursday - to coincide with Holocaust Remembrance Day - and is the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, as marked on the Hebrew calendar. Forty-one percent of Americans, and 66 percent of millennials, can not say what Auschwitz was.

He made the comments near the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German death camp in Auschwitz, southern Poland, speaking alongside his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda. Among the notable results, the study found that over one-fifth (22%) of young Americans have never heard about the Holocaust or were unsure what it was.

Despite the lack of historical knowledge, the survey found a desire for Holocaust education - 93 percent said in response to a question toward the end of the survey that all students should learn about the Holocaust in school.

"This study underscores the importance of Holocaust education in our schools", said Greg Schneider, Executive Vice President of the Claims Conference.

In his remarks, Rivlin noted how Poland had for centuries been a haven for Jews fleeing persecution in other parts of Europe and Russian Federation - indeed, some historians estimate that three-quarters of the world's Jewish population lived in Poland during the Renaissance.

"It really was as effective as hearing from a live survivor, and that surprised us", Abrams said.

People stop and stand in silence on a Jerusalem's downtown street on April 12, 2018, as sirens wailed across Israel for two minutes marking the annual day of remembrance for the six million Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide.

Today, Jewish communities and individuals throughout the world commemorate Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, reflecting upon the six million Jews who were exterminated by the Nazis during the Holocaust.

In the book, Kichka utilizes his skills as a cartoonist to delve into his own painful childhood memories of a father who was unable to tell his children about what he had been through during the Holocaust.

Duda recalled Polish wartime heroes who struggled to save Jews and said Poland fulfills its duty to remember the Holocaust by preserving sites like Auschwitz.