Those who do not learn from history...

Friday, September 18, 2020
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Auschwitz concentration camp (modern photo)Not at all surprised: That is the reaction from a Messianic Jewish leader after a survey found two-thirds of young adults don’t know about the millions of Jews executed during the Holocaust.

The survey, commissioned by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, is the fifth attempt to gauge the public’s knowledge of that horrific event as well as to measure the level of history being taught to the newest generation.

“If people can't name Auschwitz, that's something that's deeply concerning,” Gideon Taylor, who leads the Conference, told USA Today. “I don't think there is any greater symbol of man's depravity in recent history than Auschwitz.”

The survey gauged 1,000 18-to-39-year-olds about the Holocaust, asking them, for example, who caused the Holocaust. Twenty-percent blamed the Jews.

Markell, Jan (Olive Tree Ministries)Reacting to that troublesome survey, Jan Markell of Olive Tree Ministries told American Family Radio that she is aware of the Conference survey and has discussed its findings in past years on her own radio program.

“And I play sound clips of young people being asked basic questions about World War II, and the Holocaust, and the names of the camps," Markell said. “The ignorance that comes back is simply overwhelming but if the schools are teaching it, then the kids come back and they do know their history."

Future U.S. students may have a better understanding of the Holocaust. In May, President Trump signed the bipartisan "Never Again Education Act," which asked the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to develop and disseminate resources to raise awareness and understanding.

The Never Again Education Act was introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-New York).

The 2018 survey found that more than 40 percent of respondents could not identify Auschwitz, the notorious death camp built in Poland, USA Today also reported. 

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