Poll shows many British adults don’t believe the Holocaust occurred

January 28, 2019 by JNS
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Released in time for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a new poll commissioned by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust found that one in 20 British adults do not believe that the Holocaust occurred, and another 12 per cent think the magnitude of the genocide was exaggerated.

“Shoes on the Danube Promenade” memorial to the Holocaust on the Danube River, erected in 2005. Credit: Nikodem Nijaki/Wikimedia Commons

Nearly half of respondents said they didn’t know how many Jews were murdered in the Holocaust, with 20 per cent answering that the number was fewer than 2 million people.

The poll surveyed 2,000 people and was conducted by the Opinion Matters polling company.

In November, a CNN poll found that 28 per cent of respondents believe Jews have “too much influence” in business and finance; 20 per cent felt Jews had disproportionate influence in media and politics, and nearly 25 per cent said Jews had too much influence in wars around the world.

The poll sampled 1,000 people each from Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland and Sweden.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day will be marked on Sunday, Jan. 27—75 years after the Russian army liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp.



One Response to “Poll shows many British adults don’t believe the Holocaust occurred”
  1. Kim Halik says:

    Raymond Aron, the famous French sociologist, who was in exile for in London in 1943 was asked if they knew about what was happening in Poland to the Jews, apparently said: “we knew but because it was so incredible we couldn’t believe it. And because we didn’t believe, we didn’t know”

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