Disturbing Poll in Canada Reveals Critical Gaps in Holocaust Knowledge

A new and troubling poll conducted in Canada ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day reveals critical gaps in knowledge about and awareness of the Holocaust, particularly among the country’s millennials.

The poll was conducted by the Azrieli Foundation and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

More than half of the people questioned, 54 percent, didn’t know that 6 million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust. Among millennials (ages 18-34), 62 percent of those questioned did not know.

Nearly one in five (22 percent) of the millennials questioned never heard of or were not sure they had heard of the Holocaust. No less disconcerting, 52 percent of the millennials questioned couldn’t name a single concentration camp or Jewish ghetto.

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