Almost two-thirds of American young adults don’t know that 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, according to a shocking new study conducted by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) and reported by The Guardian.
Of those surveyed between the ages of 18 and 39, 48 percent couldn’t name one concentration camp or ghetto and 23 percent said they believed the Holocaust was a myth, exaggerated, or question the facts.
“The results are both shocking and saddening, and they underscore why we must act now while Holocaust survivors are still with us to voice their stories,” said Gideon Taylor, president of the Claims Conference.
Taylor continued, “We need to understand why we aren’t doing better in educating a younger generation about the Holocaust and the lessons of the past. This needs to serve as a wake-up call to us all, and as a road map of where government officials need to act.”