Wednesday, June 10

British kids believe Auschwitz is a type of beer

Good heavens!!! I knew things were bad in the school but THIS?

A new study shows that around 10 percent British schoolchildren could not identify Auschwitz as a Nazi death camp, and 2 percent believe it is a kind of beer. The poll of 1,000 pupils between the ages of 11 to 16 was conducted by the London Jewish Cultural Center and Miramax film company, to mark the launch of the DVD edition of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
According to the survey, 60 percent of pupils did not know what the Final Solution was, and 20 percent defined the phrase as the talks that brought an end to World War II. Just 37 percent of the children polled knew that six million Jews perished in the Holocaust. "We are not surprised by the results, although we are disappointed," said Stephanie Rose of the London Jewish Cultural Center.

While I know 10% sounds a bit tolerable, but still…

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