Ynet: 22% of young Americans have never heard of the Holocaust

A fifth of young Americans have never heard of the Holocaust or are unsure as to what it entailed, according to a new survey published on Thursday, as Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Fifty-eight percent of the 1,350 people polled said that they believed that another Holocaust could take place again in the future.

The poll, entitled “National Survey of Holocaust Awareness and Knowledge Among Adults in the United States”, which was carried out by the Claims Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), also examined the general knowledge of the participants on a variety of other issues about the Holocaust.

Twenty-two percent of people aged 18-24 said they have never heard of the Holocaust, while 11 percent of 25-34 year olds said they were unfamiliar with it

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