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Poll in the Netherlands reveals a disturbing lack of awareness of residents about key historical facts about the Holocaust.
This is evidenced by the results of a survey commissioned by a Jewish group in the country.
The study was conducted by the New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany. The survey showed that the number of respondents who considered the Holocaust a myth was higher than in any of the other five countries where the study was conducted.
23% of adult respondents under the age of 40 and 12% of all respondents indicated that that the Holocaust is considered a myth or that the number of murdered Jews is greatly exaggerated.
In turn, 54% of all respondents and 59% of those under 40 do not know that 6 million Jews were killed. About 29% of those polled think the figure is 2 million or less.
“Nearly a quarter of Dutch people born after 1980 consider the Holocaust a 'myth'; or that it is grossly “exaggerated.” We have a lot of urgent work ahead of us,” said Dutch Justice Minister Dylan Yesilgoz-Zegerius.
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