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Half of Americans don’t know 6m Jews were killed in Holocaust, survey says

45% gave the correct answer, Pew Research Center survey findsSome people believe ignorance linked to rise in antisemitism
A view of the ceiling at the Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem. Survey published ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

Fewer than half of American adults know how many Jews were killed in the Holocaust, according to a survey published ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27.

Forty-five per cent of those asked by the Pew Research Center about the number of Jews killed by the Nazis

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