‘Isn’t Auschwitz the name of a beer?’


auschwitzAuschwitz is the name of a type of beer or a religious festival, some British schoolchildren believe, according to the results of a survey published in the Telegraph on Monday. A survey of more than 1,000 secondary school pupils aged 11-16 revealed that a quarter still did not know the purpose of the Nazi death camp. Of those, some 10 percent were not sure what it was, 10% believed it was a country bordering Germany, 2% thought it was a beer, 2 % said it was a religious festival and 1% believed it was a type of bread. Miramax and the London Jewish Cultural Centre, which commissioned the survey, said that the result scould be translate into 90,000 11 to 16-year-olds in the UK identifying Auschwitz as a drink and 45,000 mistaking it for bread.

The poll also found that six in 10 youngsters did not know what the Final Solution was, with a fifth claiming it was the name of peace talks held to end the war.

Despite the Holocaust’s place on the British secondary school National Curriculum, only just over a third knew that the Nazis murdered six million Jews.

Ninety-seven percent of those surveyed correctly identified Adolf Hitler from a photograph, but the others mistook famous figures such as Winston Churchill, Salvador Dali and Albert Einstein for him.

{JPost Report/Elisha Ferber-Matzav.com Newscenter}