A survey conducted by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany revealed that only 47% of their respondents fully know what the Holocaust is.
The study entitled: “U.S. Millennial Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Survey” conveyed that while less than half of those who responded are full aware that 6 million Jews were murdered by Hitler’s Nazi regime during the Holocaust, a more disappointing revelation is that the remaining 53% were totally not aware that there is such a thing in world history as the Holocaust.
Sarah Weiss, the CEO of Holocaust & Humanity Center (HHC) remarked that
“Simply vowing not to forget what transpired during the Holocaust is not enough because sadly, even up to this day, genocides still occur.”
In the meantime, reports of anti-semitism and hate crimes against Jews are increasing while knowledge about the Holocaust is not widespread in Ohio.
That is why the HHC in Cincinnati, together with The Maltz Museum in Ohio will be conducting public discussions online to tackle the history of the 25-point program led by Germany’s Adolf Hitler in eradicating the Jews via a pogrom or act of genocide called “The Final Solution.”
In carrying out the Holocaust education campaign, they will be distributing informative materials and documentary films to teachers, who in turn will be instrumental in informing both students and community locals. The partnership between HHC and The Maltz Museum is officially called Stop the Ohio.
Modern Day Holocaust Denial Enabling Neonazi Groups to Wage Anti-Semitism and Hate Wars
In July 2019, CEO of Facebook Zuckerberg received adverse reactions for declining petitions to ban the posting of Facebook content that deny there is truth to the historical events of mass murders collectively known as the Holocaust. However, this month, Zuckerberg reconsidered the petition after acknowledging that issues and incidences of hate crime and anti-semitic campaigns are getting worse.
Today, the FB CEO no longer looks to Holocaust denial posts as mere cases of “something that people got wrong,” to which he gave the go signal to ban “any posts that aim to distort or deny the Holocaust.”
What U.S. Millennials Should Basically Know about the Holocaust
Many of the U.S. millennials that responded to the surveys rejected the idea that crematoriums and gas chambers were used to simultaneously murder millions of jews in a concentration camp known as Auschitz.
Despite the numerous pieces of evidence gathered and presented, many still believe that Holocaust genocides are myths that did not really happen. Mainly because it was a well-kept secret of the Nazi forces, to keep the entire German nation and occupied territories, from harboring reasons to denounce and rebel against Hitler’s regime.
However, in Israel and in 16 European countries, distortion of historical facts is regarded as a threat to social order and therefore punishable by law. In some countries, there are broader laws allow a legal process of showing proof that the deniers are guilty of denying the Holocaust and other cases of genocide.
Unforunately in the U.S., Americans had elected a president who is not only openly racist but also into promoting racial prejudices among minority groups.