Ignorance of the Holocaust

A study of young Americans has shown some terrifying results about the Holocaust.

  • 23% says it’s a myth or exaggerated
  • 10% don’t think it happened
  • 12% had never heard of it
  • 11% think the Jews were responsible
  • 63% are unaware that 6 million Jews perished

Adults between 18 and 39 (48%) could not name a single concentration camp or ghetto in the second world war.

These facts are astonishing and very disturbing.

Arbeit macht frei – work makes you free – a big lie at Auschwitz
The train would bring those who were to be gassed through this gate at Birkenau
Memorial stone at Auschwitz
Zyklon B cannisters used at Auschwitz to gas people
The cattle cars that bought those be gassed at Auschwitz-Birkenau

On the 16th October 2019, I visited Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oświęcim near Krakow, Poland. It is a place that will haunt me for the rest of my life.

On the 12th October 2019 I was in Berlin and visited the part of Berlin called Wanssee and the house where the Final Solution was planned by a group of highly educated men

Wansseekonferenzhaus

The highly educated men were Reinhard Heydrich, Otto Hofmann, Heinrich Müller, Adolf Eichmann, Martin Luther, Erich Neumann, Wilhelm Kritzinger and Drs. Roland Freisler, Josf Bühler, Alfred Meyer, Wilhelm Stuckart, Rudolf Lange, Eberhard Schöngarth, Georg Leibbrandt, Gerhard Klopfer.

It is truly alarming this ignorance as the right wing in several countries are on the rise so could genocide once again be inflicted on the human race?

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