We have previously discussed how history is being forgotten in the United States, England, and other countries. We can now add Germany to the list. While one would hope that there are certain historical facts that are indelible, one in five young Germans has no idea that Auschwitz was a Nazi death camp.
The good news is that 90 percent of Germans recognized the name but the shocker came with the polling of the 21 percent of 18-29 year olds.
Moreover, nearly a third of the 1,002 people questioned did not know that Auschwitz was in today’s Poland.
The anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops is on January 27, 1945.