Overall, the majority of respondents thought fewer people care about the Holocaust today, but they also believed an atrocity like the Holocaust could happen again. The actual number is estimated to be six million.
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"The issue is not that people deny the Holocaust; the issue is just that it's receding from memory", said Greg Schneider, the executive vice president of the Claims Conference, which negotiates restitution for Holocaust victims and their heirs.
While 41 percent of all USA adults were able to identify Auschwitz, two-thirds of millennials polled - 66 percent - could not identify the infamous death camp.
"Not for nothing we describe the death camps as the camps of Nazis and their helpers", Rivlin said.
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White nationalists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and members of the "alt-right" march in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017. "The survey buttresses that", Schneider says.
The study also revealed that nearly half of Americans (45%) can not name a single concentration camp, with an even higher percentage among adults aged 18-34.
The Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Study was commissioned by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
But clearly the reasoning is real: 58% believe that something like the Holocaust could happen again, with almost as many (52%) saying it could happen in the United States today.
"Imagine when there are no longer survivors here to tell their stories", he says, stressing the importance of Holocaust education.
Let us continue to come together to remember all the innocent lives lost in the Holocaust, pay tribute to those intrepid individuals who resisted the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto, and recall those selfless heroes who risked their lives in order to help or save those of their persecuted neighbors. Respondents were selected randomly and reflected the demographics of the American adult population, it said.