Survey Finds Fewer Americans Recognize the Holocaust
Published : April 20, 2018
Hitler of course was making reference to the systematic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 by the Turkish Muslim Empire.
Today there is a growing concern that the "Holocaust Is Fading From Memory" as 41 percent of Americans, and 66 percent of millennials, cannot define Auschwitz. There were more than 40,000 concentration and extermination camps and ghettos during the Holocaust, and 49 percent of the millennials cannot name a single one.
With a graduate degree in Judeo-Christian and Holocaust studies, I have dedicated my career to speaking and teaching not only on our Republic’s Judeo-Christian foundation, but on the systematic extermination of the Jews during WWII, the Ukrainian extermination under Stalin, the Arminian extermination under the Muslim-Turks, the Chinese extermination under the Socialist Mao Zedong, and many other atrocities under Socialist and Islamic totalitarian regimes.
What is even more troubling today, is that according to the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s “Annual Report on U.S. Attitudes Toward Socialism,” “The majority of millennials would prefer to live in a socialist, communist or fascist nation rather than a capitalistic one.” Of this up-and-coming generation, 58 percent opted for one of the three systems, compared to 42 percent who said they were in favor of free enterprise. The most popular socioeconomic order was socialism, with 44 percent support. Communism and fascism received 7 percent support each.
This troubling millennial study reflects widespread historical illiteracy in American society regarding socialism and the systemic failure of our education system to teach students about the genocide, destruction, and misery caused by communism, socialism, and fascism in the last hundred years.
We must strive to revive in our classrooms an understanding of the beauty of liberty over the tyranny of those evil big government philosophies.