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Some British students think Auschwitz is a type of beer

by Brad A. Greenberg

March 9, 2009 | 7:03 pm

More news from Great Britain that will certainly make Jews cringe:

There are, as I write, secondary school pupils in Britain who actually believe Auschwitz to be a “kind of beer”, and a smaller minority who think it a special type of bread. Others, according to this Press Association report, believe that the Nazi concentration camp is either a religious festival, or else “a country bordering Germany.” You would never believe Holocaust studies were part of the national curriculum. The statistics, on the face of it, may not appear a source for major concern. Of the 1,200 11-16 year olds questioned in the poll, only two per cent believed the concentration camp to be a beer and one per cent that it was a kind of bread. But the poll organisers, Miramax and the London Jewish Centre, point out that as there are approximately 4.5 million 11-16 year olds in the UK, their error is equivalent to 90,000 in that age bracket identifying Auschwitz as beer, and 45,000 mistaking it for bread.

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