Via Washington Examiner:
Two-in-three American adults between the ages of 18 and 34 years old cannot say what Auschwitz was, according to a study released Thursday, known internationally as Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Exactly 66 percent of Millennials and 41 percent of all U.S. adults could not explain the significance of Auschwitz, which was a Poland-based concentration and extermination camp where the Nazis held 1.3 million people and killed 1.1 million during World War II.
Among Millennials, 41 percent believe fewer than 2 million Jewish people were killed during the Holocaust – one-third of the actual number, according to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany’s Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Study.
“On the occasion of Yom HaShoah, it is vital to open a dialogue on the state of Holocaust awareness so that the lessons learned inform the next generation. We are alarmed that today’s generation lacks some of the basic knowledge about these atrocities,” Claims Conference President Julius Berman said in a statement.