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By Ben Sales 

Study: More than one in 10 Americans under 40 thinks Jews caused the Holocaust


September 25, 2020

(JTA) — More than one in 10 American adults under 40 believes that Jews caused the Holocaust.

That’s one finding from a survey published Wednesday trying to gauge Holocaust knowledge among millennials and Generation Z, a cohort ranging in age from 18 to 39.

The survey found that most respondents had heard of the Holocaust and 37 percent knew that 6 million Jews died. Slightly more than half could name at least one concentration camp or ghetto.

But 11 percent of the respondents believed the Jews were responsible for the Holocaust, 15 percent said they thought the Holocaust was a myth or...

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