Polish President Claims New Holocaust Law Won't Block Survivors' Accounts

Mala Zimetbaum

Mala Zimetbaum

Holocaust Remembrance Day is also known as Yom HaShoah and corresponds with the 27th day of Nissan on the Jewish calendar. 40% did correctly identify it as a concentration camp.

Twenty-two percent of millennials said they haven't heard of the Holocaust or are not sure whether they've heard of it - twice the percentage of USA adults as a whole who said the same. Six million Jews were killed in World War II by Nazi Germany and its accomplices.

Poland was once home to Europe's largest Jewish population, numbering around three million people, or 10 percent of the population in 1939.

In addition to these ceremonies, other commemorative events will be held throughout Los Angeles county at Jewish cultural centers and houses of worship.

Despite the believed probability of a tragic repeat, 39 percent of respondents don't know that the chief architect and former German leader Adolf Hitler was technically elected in democratic fashion after failing a more traditional coup.

According to the Claims Conference website, "Almost half of Americans (45 percent) can not name a single" one of the 40,000 concentration camps and ghettos in Europe during the Nazis' reign. In addition, 93 percent of survey participants agreed with the statement that "all students should learn about the Holocaust while at school". A majority, 58 percent, said they believe something like the Holocaust could happen again. Duda also said he is "not afraid" to talk about hard elements of the past.

Schoen Consulting conducted the February 23-28 survey of 1,350 US adults by phone and online.

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Ayman Odeh, a leading Arab legislator in the Israeli parliament, denounced the video, saying it "horrifies the soul". Israel built a fence along that line and uses lethal violence against Palestinians who approach the structure.

The study, commissioned by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, revealed considerable ignorance about the World War ll genocide of the Jews.

A third of the world's Jews were murdered in the Holocaust.

The occasion marks 75 years since the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and will feature Game of Thrones actress Laura Pradelska, who has been recalling the stories of each of her four grandparents, who all survived the Holocaust.

An hour after the siren, members of the public were to recite names of Holocaust victims in the "Unto Every Person There Is A Name" ceremony at Yad Vashem as well as in the Israeli parliament, or Knesset.

"We wanted to defend the historical truth and I, as the president, want to defend it", he said.

"We shouldn't really be that surprised", Thane Rosenbaum, a law professor, novelist, and voice for the so-called "second-generation" Holocaust survivors, told NJJN in an email. However, only nine states mandate Holocaust education and, even then, it must be funded.

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