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Most USA Adults Don’t Know Facts About The Holocaust

A new study released by the Pew Research Center last week found that more than half of USA adults don't know basic facts about the Holocaust, including how Hitler came to power or the number of Jewish victims. The study asked nearly 13,000 respondents, Jewish and non-Jewish adults, and teenagers, key questions about the Shoah. Most knew that the Holocaust took place between 1930 and 1950 and that Nazi ghettos were areas of cities where Jews were forced to live. But only 45% knew that 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust. Among the teens, only 38% knew the number of killed. In the Pew study, 43% of the American adults knew that Adolf Hitler became the chancellor of Germany through a democratic process. A quarter of adults thought Hitler came to power through violence and another 25% did not know. Jewish respondents to the Pew survey answered all the questions correctly at higher rates than the overall sample. 90% knew the era when the Holocaust happened, 86% defined ghettos correctly and knew 6 million Jews were killed, and 57% knew that Hitler became chancellor democratically. (VFI News)