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Study: 2/3 of Millennials ‘Never Heard’ of Auschwitz

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Auschwitzby Rebekah Baker, The Western Journal

Two-thirds of Americans between the ages of 18-34 years old cannot say what Auschwitz was, according to a study released Thursday by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. Twenty-two percent of Millennials had not heard of the Holocaust at all.

Forty-one percent of American adults as a whole haven’t heard of the Poland-based Jewish extermination camp, and 41 percent of Millennials thought 2 million or fewer Jews were murdered during the Holocaust, according to the study that was released on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Auschwitz was the largest concentration camp built by the Nazis in their mission to wipe out the Jews and other groups. At least 1.1 million people were killed in the camp, according to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Devout Jew and conservative commentator Ben Shapiro called the study’s results “troubling.”

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