Re: 50 State Survey Finds One Out of 10 Millennials and Generation Z Didi Not Recall Word 'Holocaust: or Basic Facts of the Genocide #announcements # holocaust #announcements #usa

Phil Karlin

I think those numbers are pretty good. 

10% of Americans don't have a high school diploma or GED. Less than 40% have a bachelors degree. Less than 3% of Americans are Jewish. Ignorance of history extends far beyond and probably exceeds ignorance about the history most important to us. What do you think those numbers would have been if the survey had been about the Armenian Genocide, or the 1921 Tulsa Massacre, a classic pogrom perpetrated on African-Americans? Do you know how many were killed in the Chinese Cultural Revolution? 

I'm all for Holocaust education. But these numbers are not cause for alarm. They represent great success in these efforts.  

Phil Karlin

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