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Nearly Half of Britons Unaware of Auschwitz


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#1    DC09

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 10:59 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly half of Britons in a poll said they had never heard of Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp in southern Poland that became a symbol of the Holocaust and the attempted genocide of the Jews.

  

The results of the survey conducted by the BBC were released on Thursday as Britain's public broadcaster announced it will show a new series next January to mark the 60th anniversary of the concentration camp's liberation.


"We were amazed by the results of our audience research," said Laurence Rees, a producer on the series, "Auschwitz: The Nazis & the 'Final Solution."'


"It's easy to presume that the horrors of Auschwitz are engrained in the nation's collective memory, but obviously this is not the case," Rees said.

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I bet that's true for about half the world.  rolleyes.gif


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Posted 02 December 2004 - 11:50 PM

Aren't you one of the people who thinks the BBC is full of crap? huh.gif

Anyway, I doubt that very much....half of all Britons my ass...who the hell did they ask? blink.gif The ned population? 4000 out of 60 million is hardly conclusive tongue.gif

This is like the 1998 survey that claimed 60% of Britains didn't know who Hitler was...which was equally ridiculous.

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 01:08 AM

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Aren't you one of the people who thinks the BBC is full of crap?


Yep.

However people are generally ignorant of history, so it really would not suprise me if this is true.




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Posted 03 December 2004 - 01:13 AM

How could half of the people, in Britain no less, not know of the Auschwitz!!?

What does this say about the educational system? Is it that we are not teaching our children proper history?

I remember when i was in school in England, some 10-12 years ago, in Humanities class we were strictly not allowed to mention Nazis or Swastikas or anything like that. Can you believe it? I was appalled and i feel fortunate to learn later on my history.

I think there needs to be abit of a revision in the ciriculum if that many people don't know about something as significant as Auschwitz.


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Posted 03 December 2004 - 02:55 AM

The poll was supposedly only taken from people ages 16 to...um...can't be bothered clicking the link again. 35 I think it was...

I think it's BS though...unless half of the people they polled were neds or something. Certainly, I don't know anyone stupid enough not to know about Auschwitz. An example of a poll that didn't take a large enough sample I think...

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 04:29 AM

i don't care how many people they asked, how could they not now of Auschwitz and the atrocities that occurred there?!?!?! huh.gif  huh.gif  huh.gif

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 11:17 AM

I agree with Shady. This is utter rot.
4000 out of 60 million surveyed between the age of 16 to 35 is nowhere near conclusive and yes they must have been Neds not to know this.
The BBC as usual are twisting the truth.



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Posted 03 December 2004 - 11:42 AM

lot of crap there is absolutley no way that half of britons dont know about auswitch at all.



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Posted 03 December 2004 - 11:45 AM

Perhaps they could plan a field trip to one of the camps. That way ages 16-35 could see it first hand like I did.

Once you see it, you won't ever forget.

Dear God, the whole experience was so disturbing.

I cried a lot the day I went to Dachau.




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Posted 03 December 2004 - 03:09 PM

This whole article is crap and the person who wrote it an imbicile.


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Posted 03 December 2004 - 04:04 PM

Being American I am unfamilier with the reputation of the BBC. But I would find it very hard to believe that any semi educated individual on earth has never heard of Auschwitz, Hitler's final solution, or the Holocaust. Some idiots may live in denial of the events but they at least show a knowledge of the history.

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 04:22 PM

the BBC is usually great (dont listen to erikl) however it seems to be falling into this trend of taking these meaningless straw polls of say for instace 4000 people and delibiratley targetting an group of people be it in this case young females or people who may look like they are from a poorer background in order to shock the public.

Its just a lot of bollocks.

I cant beleieve that even a quarter of the british publich dont know what happened in poland.

In scotland alone the cirriculum for primary school history ie: 5 year olds onwards focusses majorly on ww2 as it was the most defining chapter of the 20th century.

Again the poll is utter nonenesnse.

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 04:32 PM

cat.gif  i hate polls

only idiots or morons seem to speak with pollsters !!! laugh.gif


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Posted 03 December 2004 - 04:42 PM

QUOTE(wunarmdscissor @ Dec 3 2004, 04:22 PM)
the BBC is usually great (dont listen to erikl)

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cool.gif  laugh.gif  laugh.gif  it is true tho  whistling2.gif cool.gif

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 04:43 PM

what erikl's paranoia or the fact that the BBC is actually a very good and professional broadcasting organisation.

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