Most Americans believe Holocaust could happen again

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The Jewish prayer for the dead preceded the lighting of candles in memory of those killed in the concentration camps, and the reading of a tiny fraction of the six million names.

The study, which was commissioned by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and conducted by Schoen Consulting, also found that 11 percent of USA adults overall haven't heard of the Holocaust or aren't sure if they did.

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The Claims Conference said there are "critical gaps both in awareness of basic facts as well as detailed knowledge of the Holocaust" in American society, stressing that us schools must provide more comprehensive education on the crimes.

While Schneider knows Americans are iffy on the details, he is at least "heartened" that they believe it's important. "That is very heartening".

"The Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Study" was carried out by Schoen Consulting in February and is based on interviews conducted with 1,350 Americans. The poll also revealed that 22% of people aged 18-24 hadn't even heard of the Holocaust, while 11% percent of 25-34-year-olds claimed to be unfamiliar with it.

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Though 96 percent of respondents said the Holocaust took place, 31 percent believe a maximum of 2 million Jews were killed, well under the actual figure of about 6 million, reports the New York Times.

In one part of the plaza, train tracks that carried prisoners to the Treblinka death camp will be embedded in the pavement. "It's scary", said Sarah Fish of Philadelphia.

"Especially because of the special Jewish connection to Poland, we demand that Poland continue to be committed to comprehensive and unrestricted research on the events of the Holocaust period".

Visitors to the IL museum's Take a Stand Center first watch a five-minute film in which a survivor introduces him- or herself.

Kaner was a young girl when he she was taken to Auschwitz. "The foundational narrative of my childhood", Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter said, was this transformative experience of his father, and as a "child of a liberator", he has learned that "we were not spared to forget or to let others forget". "Our students are able to ask questions, able to read, and interact with an excited expert".

Then the hologram appears, "so real that our audience typically gasps when they see it", said Susan L. Abrams, the museum's chief executive.

"Today, too, there's an extremist regime that's threatening us, threatening the peace of the entire world", Netanyahu said of Iran. "When you sit in this theater and the lights dim, everything else melts away".

Both presidents jointly visited a permanent exhibition dedicated to the extermination of Jews, which is located in Block 27 in the former Auschwitz I camp. Simultaneously, we must commit ourselves to making Holocaust education mandatory throughout the country.