vendredi 30 novembre 2018
Third of Europeans know little or nothing about Holocaust: poll by ELINE SCHAART | POLITICO 11/27/18
Anti-Semitic stereotypes are widespread in Europe, with more than a quarter of Europeans saying Jews have too much influence in business and finance, according to a poll published Tuesday.
According to the CNN/ComRes survey into European attitudes towards Jews, 34 percent of Europeans surveyed said they knew just a little or had never heard of the Holocaust, while 20 percent of French people between the ages of 18 and 34 said they had never heard of the Holocaust.
A third of Europeans said Jewish people use the Holocaust to advance their own positions or goals, according to the poll, for which 7,000 people across Europe were surveyed in September.
Karen Pollock, chief executive of the U.K. Holocaust Educational Trust, told CNN the poll confirmed “a worrying increase in the number of people who believe traditional anti-Semitic tropes or hold anti-Semitic views, as well as a disappointing lack of knowledge about the Holocaust.”
Earlier this month French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said anti-Semitism is on the rise in France, with a jump in anti-Semitic incidents in the first nine months of this year. Although Philippe did not specify how many acts had been committed this year, Le Monde said there had been 311 such incidents in 2017.
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