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45% of Britons have never heard of Auschwitz

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by tibor75, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Wonder what a poll like this in the US would be like. Higher? Lower? Not really sure...

    Nearly half of Britons never heard of Auschwitz

    Thu Dec 2, 8:20 AM ET


    LONDON (AFP) - Nearly half of Britons have never heard of the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz in southern Poland, according to a BBC television poll that was conducted just ahead of the 60th anniversary of the camp's liberation.

    Forty-five percent of the 4,000 people questioned for the survey by BBC Two said they had never heard of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, the television channel said Thursday.


    The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is due to broadcast several documentaries on the "Final Solution", the Nazi's plan to obliterate European Jewry, including on Auschwitz, for the 60th anniversary of the concentration camp's liberation on January 27, 2005.


    "Our series is not only about the shocking, almost unimaginable pain of those who died, or survived, Auschwitz. It's about how the Nazis came to do what they did," said producer Laurence Rees.


    The documentary based on statements from nearly 100 survivors and officials from the camp took three years to make.


    The BBC has also produced a musical show at the site of the camp dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust.


    Between 1940 and 1945 more than one million men, women and children -- most of them Jews from around 20 European countries -- died in horrific circumstances at Auschwitz, one of the most infamous of World War II concentration camps.


    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20041202/wl_uk_afp/britain_poland_auschwitz_041202132030
     
  2. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Where? (My avatar is making me go into denial)
     
  3. JXC

    JXC 17-2 since 2001

    I bet more people know about Auschwitz then they do about the genocide that is going on right now.
     
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  4. DaytonBuck

    DaytonBuck I've always liked them

    My guess would be higher here. What a bunch of a maroons.

    Wot, guv? Auschwitz? I dunnow. Is it near Ipswich, then? Blimey.

    Here's a poll for the Britons:

    Have you ever heard of a toothbrush?
     
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  5. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    An equal percentage has never heard of toothpaste.
     
  6. Thank you for reminding me why I never play "the sex pistols" or give two shits about any punk artist, minus the Ramones and Rancid.
     
  7. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    Keep in mind that only 4,000 people were asked.
     
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  8. muffler dragon

    muffler dragon Bien. Bien chiludo.

    He's British. He snuck into Auschwitz. I figured this article fit here. :)

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/us_auschwitz_book

     
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