"There are critical gaps both in awareness of basic facts as well as detailed knowledge of the Holocaust, and there is a broad-based consensus that schools must be responsible for providing comprehensive Holocaust education", wrote Claims Conference, also self-described as The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Roughly 45 percent of Americans, and 49 percent of millennials, can't name a single concentration camp in general.
And while Auschwitz has long served as a haunting symbol of the genocide and a byword for human suffering, 66% of young people were unaware or unsure of what the death camp was, compared to 41% of the general population. The actual number is estimated to be six million.
While 11% of Americans adults interviewed said they were unaware or unsure of what the Holocaust was, that figure was double among respondents aged 18 to 34.
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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 US adults as a whole who said the same.
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Nearly half of millennials polled - 49 percent - and 45 percent of all USA adults were unable to identify one of over 40,000 concentration camps or ghettos in Europe used by the Nazi regime. The overall poll had a three percent margin of error.
Just over two thirds (68%) thought that anti-Semitism was present in the U.S., half believed there were many neo-Nazis in the country, and most people thought it was important to continue teaching about the Holocaust and that it should be compulsory in schools.
White nationalists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and members of the "alt-right" march in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017. Two-thirds of Americans do not personally know or know of a Holocaust survivor.
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The survey found a low awareness of nations other than Germany where the Holocaust occurred: Just 5 to 6 percent of US adults knew that Jews were killed in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, where 90 percent of the local Jewish populations were murdered.