Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Nazi Death Camp Beer

Sure, American high school kids can't find Iraq - or their home state - on a map but they probably know more than their cousins across the pond. In the United Kingdom history is rarely a priority. Specifically, World War II history. Specifically the Holocaust.

According to our friends at Fox News, a recent study finds that 10 percent of high school students in the UK were not sure what Auschwitz was and 2 percent think it's a beer.
"We are not surprised by the results, although we are disappointed," said Stephanie Rose, of the London Jewish Cultural Centre, who helped conduct the poll. "If we are not careful, the Holocaust will disappear into the realms of history like the battle of Trafalgar.

Not surprised by the results? I mean, seriously?

1 comment:

Too Good For You said...

You have got to be kidding me! One more vote for my sister to stay in private school. Wow.