Survey Finds Holocaust Is Being Forgotten

Ethan Baez, Reporter

This past Thursday, Schoen Consulting, a research developing company, sampled 1,350 Americans through phone and online interviews. The survey overwhelmingly found many adults, primarily those eighteen to thirty-four, do not have a basic understanding of the holocaust. In fact, as the results attest to, although six million Jewish people were murdered, 31% of Americans sampled believe two million or fewer were murdered. Moreover, 41% do not know what Auschwitz was and only 39%  knew Adolf Hitler was elected democratically. In response to the lack of knowledge, 93% believe students should learn about the Holocaust in school.

While the results are significantly disheartening, the survey is the first step in ensuring the Holocaust is not forgotten and instead taught, cementing the certainty that history does not repeat itself.