First-ever 50 state survey on Holocaust Knowledge yields shocking results

First-ever 50 state survey on Holocaust Knowledge yields shocking results

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Gideon Taylor, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), released the U.S. Millennial Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Survey.

The first-ever 50 state survey on Holocaust knowledge tested Millennials and Gen Zs Americans. The test showed most in those age groups lacked basic knowledge of the Holocaust.

A large number of citizens nationally didn’t know basic knowledge about the magnitude of Jews that were affected. Here is a comparison of how Ohioans ranked versus the rest of the U.S.:

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Average of Ohioans Average Across the U.S.
Can’t name a concentration camp or ghetto 46% 48%
Believe Jews Caused the Holocaust 12% 11%
Did not know what Auschwitz was 37% 56%
Believe 2 million or fewer Jews were killed during the Holocaust 36% 36%
Have seen Holocaust denial or distortion on social media or elsewhere online 50% 49%

The study showed that Wisconsin scored the highest in Holocaust awareness whereas Arkansas scored the lowest among U.S. Millennials and Gen Zs.

The Jewish Material Claims Against Germany has a full breakdown on all the questions asked on their website: http://www.claimscon.org/millennial-study/