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You won’t believe the answers these college students gave when asked about the Holocaust.
PA woman Rhonda Fink-Whitman, whose mother survived the Holocaust, set out to learn what college students in her state know about the mass genocide. She started her interviews with the simple question, “What was the Holocaust?” Here are some of the answers she heard:
-“It was a, uh, I don’t know how to say it like. It was something that happened in. Oh my God, I know the answer but I don’t know how to explain it.”
-“I have no idea … is it Europe? I don’t think so.”
She also asked which country Adolf Hitler was the leader of:
At the University of Pennsylvania, Fink-Whitman asked students how many years ago the Holocaust occurred. One woman thought it happened around 1800 and then guessed 300 years ago. Another student thought Winston Churchill was an American military leader.
Students couldn’t say what kind of camps prisoners were held in. When prompted with the letter “c,” a male student figured out the answer “concentration camps.” But he couldn’t name even one. He also didn’t know what Auschwitz was when asked.
Fink-Whitman says her video is not meant to “embarrass, humiliate or shame” anyone. “You can’t blame the kids,” she said. “Nobody’s teaching it to them.” http://bit.ly/1byhyI0
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Yes, and mine have learned some, although they are still a little young for the gory details.
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