Monday, March 9, 2009

Outrageous! Children 'Think Auschwitz is a Beer'

Auschwitz is the name of a type of beer or a religious festival, some British schoolchildren believe, according to the results of a survey published in the Telegraph on Monday.
A survey of more than 1,000 secondary school pupils aged 11-16 revealed that a quarter still did not know the purpose of the Nazi death camp.
Of those, some 10 percent were not sure what it was, 10% believed it was a country bordering Germany, 2% thought it was a beer, 2 % said it was a religious festival and 1% believed it was a type of bread.
The poll also found that six in 10 youngsters did not know what the Final Solution was, with a fifth claiming it was the name of peace talks held to end the war.
Despite the Holocaust's place on the British secondary school National Curriculum, only just over a third knew that the Nazis murdered six million Jews.
Ninety-seven percent of those surveyed correctly identified Adolf Hitler from a photograph, but the others mistook famous figures such as Winston Churchill, Salvador Dali and Albert Einstein for him. (JPOST)
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1 comment:

  1. Some people think that the Holocaust was some kind of Low Cost entertainment.

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