Poland, Israel, US mark Holocaust Memorial Day


The survey, conducted by Shoen Consulting on behalf of The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) found that 11 percent of USA adults and 22 percent of millennials "haven't heard" or "are not sure if they have heard of the Holocaust".

There is a broad-based consensus among Americans that schools must be responsible for providing comprehensive Holocaust education, according to the survey.

While 6 million Jews are estimated killed in the Holocaust, 31 percent of all respondents and 41 percent of millennials, aged 18 to 34, believe that number is 2 million or less, according to the survey.

Most US Adults (84%) know that the Holocaust occurred in Germany, the study determined, yet just 37% identified Poland as a country where the Holocaust occurred.

The day coincided with the Warsaw Ghetto uprising where the Jews failed to resist Nazism in German-occupied Poland during World War II and prevent the transfer of the remaining Ghetto population to Treblinka extermination camps. Two-thirds (66 percent) of millennials were unable to explain what Auschwitz was.

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Secondo il portavoce del Cremlino , Dmitry Peskov, questa posizione sarebbe poco "costruttiva e vicino alla realtà". Damasco ha definito una "pericolosa escalation" le minacce di attacco missilistico contro il suo territorio.

In a speech in on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday, Rivlin cemented that "no country can or should legislate the forgetting of Jews murdered during the Holocaust", apparently referring to the controversial law. It also found that most Americans desire an overall improvement in the quality of the Holocaust curriculum.

"The events of the last days teach that standing up to evil and aggression is a mission that is incumbent upon every generation", Netanyahu said at the Holocaust commemorations' opening ceremony, without explicitly referring to the standoff between Washington and Moscow.

"Imagine when there are no longer survivors here to tell their stories", he says, stressing the importance of Holocaust education.

"In a time of rising anti-Semitism and in the face of the dark regimes of our day, the global community must act aggressively and with determination to ensure that such things never happen again", he said.

Claims Conference President Julius Berman expressed concern about the lack of knowledge about the Holocaust among millennials.