‘Shocking’ Lack Of Holocaust Knowledge Among Millennials, Gen Z

  • In a survey conducted in September 2020, researchers found a “worrying lack of basic Holocaust knowledge” among adults under 40, including over 1 in ten respondents who did not recall ever having heard the word “Holocaust.”
  • According to the survey conducted by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), respondents of millennials and Generation Z in all 50 states of the United States had no idea about the basic facts regarding the Holocaust, with 63 percent of those surveyed not knowing that 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust with over half of those thinking the death toll was fewer than 2 million.
  • “The most important lesson is that we can’t lose any more time,” said Greg Schneider, Executive Vice president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
  • “If we let these trends continue for another generation, the crucial lessons from this terrible part of history could be lost.”
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