CNN is shocked to learn that Europeans increasingly do not believe that the world should not revolve around the Jews and their problems as it has throughout the postwar era:
“Anti-Semitic stereotypes are alive and well in Europe, while the memory of the Holocaust is starting to fade, a sweeping new survey by CNN reveals. More than a quarter of Europeans polled believe Jews have too much influence in business and finance. Nearly one in four said Jews have too much influence in conflict and wars across the world.
One in five said they have too much influence in the media and the same number believe they have too much influence in politics.
Meanwhile, a third of Europeans in the poll said they knew just a little or nothing at all about the Holocaust, the mass murder of some six million Jews in lands controlled by Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime in the 1930s and 1940s.
Those are among the key findings of a survey carried out by pollster ComRes for CNN. The CNN/ComRes poll interviewed more than 7,000 people across Europe, with more than 1,000 respondents each in Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland and Sweden.
The poll was commissioned and completed before the killing of 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh — the deadliest ever attack on the Jewish community in the United States.
The poll uncovered complicated, contrasting and sometimes disturbing attitudes about Jews, and some startling ignorance. …
(Americans do not fare any better: A survey carried out on behalf of the Claims Conference earlier this year found that 10% of American adults were not sure they’d ever heard of the Holocaust, rising to one in five millennials. Half of all millennials could not name a single concentration camp, and 45% of all American adults failed to do so.)”
CNN poll on anti-Semitism in Europe:
-5% have *never* heard of the Holocaust
-18% blame anti-Semitism on Jews
-28% say Jews have too much influence
-28% blame anti-Semitism on Israel
-32% say Jews use the Holocaust to gain personal goals
-Only 54% say Israel has right to exist
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 27, 2018
Nearly half of Americans don’t know anything about the Holocaust.
Many years ago, I tried to research the Holocaust, but after a week I just returned all the books that I checked out to the library. My position on the issue has been indifference ever since. I’ve never been interested in the World War 2 era and prefer to spend my time learning about other subjects. As history moves forward, fewer and fewer people except for Jews will care about the Holocaust.