So, on 12 April 2018, Chicago’s WGN online published an entry titled, 41% of Americans do not know what Auschwitz is, survey says. What was really quite telling is that a considerable percentage of those polled were actually more accurate with their understanding of the number dead than the number which the New York Times still insist is the ‘actual figure’.
Though 96% of respondents said the Holocaust took place, 31% believe a maximum of 2 million Jews were killed, well under the actual figure of about 6 million, reports the New York Times. The percentage increased to 41% among millennials, defined as those aged 18 to 34.
You know, that 6 million.
That number was being used even before the German National Socialists took power in 1933. See here [Editor’s Note: since this entry was first posted, the original link has become dead, thanks to the Internet…
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