Holocaust Poll 7/8/2019
The Curia Market Research poll results released today reveal a disconcerting level of ignorance and uncertainty about the Holocaust in New Zealand, including that only 32% of those aged under 30 know the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust. Perhaps this is not surprising, given the lack of widespread education about the Holocaust in New Zealand, the proliferation of Holocaust revisionism and antisemitic conspiracy theories on the internet, and the dwindling number of survivors and those who can bear witness to this blight on history and humanity. Given the frightening increase in antisemitism and racism around the world, and as we recall the horrific events of 15 March and other incidents of white supremacist terrorism in recent times, it seems that the need for more Holocaust education in schools is greater than ever. We urge those with the power to facilitate this, to consider doing so.