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Survey Finds Nearly 20% of Millennials and Gen Z in NY Believe Jews Caused the Holocaust

Survey Finds Nearly 20% of Millennials and Gen Z in NY Believe Jews Caused the Holocaust

“If people can’t name Auschwitz … that’s something that’s deeply concerning. I don’t think there is any greater symbol of man’s depravity in recent history than Auschwitz”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvaMo4wVaUU&t=14s

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany commissioned a recent survey, which found a shocking number of young people in the state of New York believe Jews caused the Holocaust.

It is absolutely stunning that so many people could be so grossly misinformed about one of the most horrific and significant events of the 20th century.

Elizabeth Rosner reports at the New York Post:

Nearly 20 percent of millennials, Gen Z in NY believe Jews caused the Holocaust: survey

Nearly 20 percent of millennials and Gen Z in New York believe Jews caused the Holocaust, according to a new survey released Wednesday.

The findings come from the first-ever 50-state survey on the Holocaust knowledge of American millennials and Gen Z, which was commissioned by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

For instance, although there were more than 40,000 camps and ghettos during World War II, 58 percent of respondents in New York cannot name a single one.

Additionally, 60 percent of respondents in New York do not know that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust.

“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 Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Public schools in the United States have fully embraced the progressive agenda of diversity and inclusion in the classroom but are obviously failing students when it comes to history.

Ryan W. Miller of USA Today has more:

“How much of that is based on genuine understanding of neo-Nazis principles and how much is based on ignorance is hard to tell. Either of them is very disturbing,” said Gideon Taylor, president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which commissioned the survey.

“If people can’t name Auschwitz … that’s something that’s deeply concerning. I don’t think there is any greater symbol of man’s depravity in recent history than Auschwitz,” he added.

The survey is the fifth in a series that looks at people’s knowledge of Holocaust history worldwide as well as education around the genocide.

That sort of denial and distortion around the causes of the Holocaust “is a form of anti-Semitism,” said Gretchen Skidmore, the director of education initiatives for the Levine Family Institute for Holocaust Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The results come amid a rise in anti-Semitic incidents around the U.S. in recent years. The Anti-Defamation League said in May that it had recorded an all-time high of anti-Semitic incidents in 2019 since it tracking of such events began in 1979.

I attended Catholic school and in the eighth grade, my entire class read the 1960 book ‘Night’ by Elie Wiesel, which detailed his experiences at the concentration camps of Auschwitz and Buchenwald. You may want to recommend the book to young people in your life, or even to your local school board.

Wiesel passed away in 2016, but his words and teaching on the Holocaust serve as a reminder for everyone:

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Interesting how the left holds the indoctrinators up above charter and private schools. End the NEA now

Sample size is much too small to make any inference from the results. From the New York Post article. “Data was collected from 1,000 interviews nationwide and 200 interviews in each state with adults ages 18 to 39 selected at random.”

I agree that if the results reflect nationally (a dubious at best claim from the sample size) then there is a serious problem. I even, anecdotally believe the conclusions in the article are true. The poll simply does not support that due to its size.

    gospace in reply to kyrrat. | September 17, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    Start talking to people outside your immediate circle- especially young people. I’m not surprised in the least.

    You really want some fun? Talk to inner city blacks about Jews.

    nordic_prince in reply to kyrrat. | September 17, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    A larger sample size is no guarantee of either accuracy or reliability. If the population is not normally distributed then a larger sample size will be needed to make certain inferences, compared to a normally distributed one. But the main factors dictating appropriate sample size are the desired margin of error and the level of significance.

      Tom Servo in reply to nordic_prince. | September 17, 2020 at 5:58 pm

      from those I’ve talked to, I think that a larger sample size of Millenials would find that 70% cannot find their own ass with both hands.

    Anonamom in reply to kyrrat. | September 18, 2020 at 10:58 am

    I was going to post the same thing. I find it interesting how much that bothers people, even though you even said that anecdotally you agree with the results.

    This reminds me very much of the (oh-so-statistically-valid!) polls that assure me that President Clinton is in office, and yet still we cling to the ones that tell us what we want to hear.

“It is absolutely stunning that so many people could be so grossly misinformed about one of the most horrific and significant events of the 20th century”

And people actually believe that public education is a good thing.

Want another?

How about their being grossly misinformed about the nature of Islam, despite 1400 years of recorded history on this murderous cult?

The mission of the K-12 public school union teachers is to common core brainwash the public school students. Educational outcomes prove that all taxpayers are vastly overpaying for public school education. Defund the teacher unions by allowing the parents, and guardians of students to choose their schools; this will decrease tax revenues to the public schools and their union teachers. Teacher unions resisting school choice is confirmation that the unions don’t want fair and transparent competition and so the public school students suffer as the school taxes scream ever higher. The teacher unions are indeed one of the root cause of racism.

Public Leftist Seminaries are doing theit best.

All right, I’ll bite—

“How much of that is based on genuine understanding of neo-Nazis principles and how much is based on ignorance is hard to tell. Either of them is very disturbing,” said Gideon Taylor, president of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which commissioned the survey.

What are “neo-Nazis principles”? I know a thing or two about the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, its organization, its operation, its history, and even its philosophy, but what the hell are neo-Nazis principles, and what do they have to do with the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex? The prefix “neo” means, of course, “new”, but the NSDAP work/concentration/extermination camps are certainly not new; so how can anything “neo” have anything at all to do with them?

The problem is obvious. If one wants to dump on Nazis, all well and fine; they certainly deserve it. But this blatant attempt to rub off some abhorrence of Nazi atrocities onto somebody else by labeling them with a similar name is neither informative nor honest.

    alaskabob in reply to tom_swift. | September 18, 2020 at 11:46 am

    Classic neologism. Coining a new term. Reminds me of the politician who accused his opponent of practicing nepotism with his dsughter….the important point as you noted is what is the true definition versus the inferred. For convenience…anything not party line communist is fascist or Nazi. Look at “rightist”, “counter-revolutionary”, “reactionary”…all defined by Communists against opponents.

This goes hand-in-hand with the vile Dhimmi-crats’ decades-long embrace of vicious, fallacious and slanderous Muslim jihadist narratives that vilify Israel as an alleged “apartheid” state and “colonial” project that has stolen land from the allegedly victimized Arab Muslim, so-called “Palestinians.”

The Jew-hate that we see in the U.S., today, among white “Progressives,” among blacks, and, among black Muslims, is a direct result of this vilification of Israel and Israeli Jews.

the allies won the war. the winners always tell the history.
do a search on the confederate pow camp at chancellorsville. the images are very similar to the german ‘death camps’.
as the war turned against the south resources became scarce. food, medicine, clothes all became hard to come by. much of what was left was directed to the troops. next came the civilians. what little was left went to the men in the pow camps.
something very similar happened in germany during WWII. as the war worn on resources became scarce. the results were predictable.

    not a lot of women and children at Chancellorsville prison. Not a lot at Andersonville in the South, either.

    everyone in the past treated POW’s badly, it was a sad fact of war. But those in the German death camps were not POW’s, in fact most POW’s were treated much better

    The Allies didn’t have to invent anything about the concentration camps. The Germans did a thorough job of documenting it. 11+ million died in them. There were hundreds of varying size camps.

    The Holocaust had nothing to do with scarce resources. In fact with resources being so scarce, the Nazis insisted on pouring massive amounts of them into their mass-murder program, because it wasn’t some side project, it was their top priority.

    During the short time that the Germans occupied Tunisia, and knowing that they were soon going to have to defend it, they diverted resources to start flying Jews to Auschwitz.

    I’m pretty sure that if Chancellorsville had any ovens, they were for baking bread.

chancellorsville, though terrible, was not even in the same universe as auschwitz/birkenau/treblinka, etc

if you don’t believe it, consider this number: 6,000,000

that’s a fair ESTIMATE as will likely be impossible to have a precise tally of the innocent lives extinguished as the nazi’s employed their ” final solution “

I’m surprised that many have even heard of the Holocaust.

There is a swamp/left/islamic axis within the US, and they control our schools and our media, if not most of our government agencies.

Jews – other than Jewish liberal dumbasses intent on suicide – are always a good common enemy.

These kind of Jewish dumbasses always exist, and always destroy other Jews – before they themselves are wiped out:

Jewish Working Kommando’s in the Aktion Reinhard Death Camps:
http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org/ar/Jewish%20Kommando/jewishkommando.html

Jewish-Run Concentration Camps in the Soviet Union:
https://www.amazon.com/Jewish-Run-Concentration-Camps-Soviet-Union/dp/1291002758

Leftist Jews are not Jews. Their religion is leftism.

Funny how the go-to is Neo Nazism to blame (in New York no less) instead of the most likely suspects: the BDS movement and progressive fascism to inject diversity and inclusion (aka exclusion of real history for fake crap like 1619).

If the millennials and gen z’ers are ignorant about the Holocaust, imagine how ignorant they are about the victims of World Communism.

No surprise, the Left has been in charge of public school education for a couple of generations. Teaching and learning are not priorities, benefits for teachers union members are, and they have been very effective.

This isn’t nearly the big deal people are making it out to be. All it shows is the already-well-known and dismaying fact that many people are profoundly ignorant about anything that doesn’t affect them directly. Such as history. The same people who don’t know about the Holocaust also don’t know about the US Revolution, or the Civil War, or even when the two world wars were fought and who was on which side.

As for those who listed the Jews as one of the many causes of the Holocaust, the question was worded confusingly enough that some respondents may have thought to list the Jews because if they had not existed the Holocaust couldn’t have happened to them.

See This by Ilya Somin.

We are outnumbered by retards.?

When Ike saw the camps, he ordered the Germans who lived in the nearby towns marched through them, so they could see what happened right in front of them. He ordered it because, “Some day some son of a bitch will say this never happened.”

The radical left is the son of a bitch. And the really screwed up thing? The Dems will get 2/3s of the Jewish vote.

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