#HolocaustRemembranceDay: On #HolocaustMemorialDay #WeRemember #Survivors Of The #Shoah

One in 20 adults in Britain do not believe the Holocaust took place.

15 percent of Canadian adults and over one-fifth of Millennials and Gen Z
(22%) haven’t heard or are not sure if they have heard of the Holocaust.

More than half of all Canadians (54%) and nearly two-thirds of Millennials
and Gen Z (62%) do not know that 6 million Jews were killed during the
Holocaust – and approximately one-quarter think that 2 million Jews or
fewer were killed.

A poll of more than 2,000 people released Sunday also found that nearly two-thirds of those polled either did not know how many Jews had been murdered in World War II or greatly underestimated the number killed during the Holocaust.

The survey was carried out by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. Chief executive Olivia Marks-Woldman called the results worrisome.

She says “the Holocaust threatened the fabric of civilization and has implications for us all … such widespread ignorance and even denial is shocking.”

Sunday is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, with events scheduled around the world. However recent surveys show that knowledge of the atrocities during World War II is declining generally.

A study carried out a year before in the United States has similar findings.

Canadian Press Contact: Abby Robins, The Azrieli Foundation, Abby@azrielifoundation.org, 416-322-5928

U.S. Press Contact: Jamie Wilson, The Claims Conference, Jamie.Schaefer-Wilson@claimscon.org

12 abr. 2018
Today was Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel. On this day at 10 am throughout the country, a siren sounds and everyone stands still for two minutes in order to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and to commemorate those who fought back. This was shot in the busy Machaneh Yehudah Jerusalem Market.


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Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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