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Views on Holocaust Day

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2007-01-22

Holcaust Memorial Day

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A new poll has found that 60% of the British public support the idea of a national Holocaust Memorial Day but 28% of those aged 18-29 are not sure if the Holocaust ever happened.

The survey by YouGov for The Jewish Chronicle newspaper canvassed the opinions of 1855 people earlier this month.

When it came to other ages who were not sure if the Holocaust ever happened, 21% aged 30-50 and 13% over 50 were not sure.

Other findings from the survey included 25% of all people not sure about supporting or opposing a National Holocaust Memorial day and 31% saying the name of the day should be change to Genocide Day and commemorate the victims of all persecution throughout the world.

On a question should Holocaust Denial be made a criminal offence, 63% said it should not with be only 16% agreeing that Parliament should pass a law.

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