Brooklyn holocaust survivors share stories of survival on remembrance day

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The survey, which was commissioned by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (also known as the Claims Conference), found that many Americans were unaware of basic facts about the Holocaust. The Strahl in there might sound unusual, and that's because it's actually a surname - one that belonged to his wife's grandparents, who were both Holocaust survivors.

Organizers say the lecture series was started more than 50 years ago by local Holocaust survivor, Helen Sperling.

More than 1 million people died in the camps.

Poland, Israel and the USA on Wednesday mark Holocaust Remembrance Day with a ceremony at the U.S. state department.

Despite the worrying figures, 93 percent of those asked think the Holocaust should be taught in schools, while 96 percent believe that the genocide happened.

According to the most restrictive data on the Holocaust, provided by Adolf Eichmann, one of the Holocaust's architects, the overall death toll stands at 6 million Jews.

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The day coincided with the Warsaw Ghetto uprising where the Jews failed to resist Nazism in German-occupied Poland during World War II and prevent the transfer of the remaining Ghetto population to Treblinka extermination camps. "There are places where you can learn about the Holocaust all over the country".

Claims Conference President Julius Berman expressed concern about the lack of knowledge about the Holocaust among millennials.

The survey also found that a large majority of Americans have little to no connection to the Holocaust - with 80 percent never having visited a Holocaust museum and 66 percent not knowing or knowing of a survivor. Perhaps because respondents feel that lack of knowledge is a real threat to the future: 58 percent said they believe something like the Holocaust could happen again. Forty-one percent of Americans, and 66 percent of millennials, can not say what Auschwitz was.

The survey of 1,350 Americans over 18 took place from February 23-27 and was conducted by Schoen Consulting with a margin of error of 3%.

The group's executive vice president, Greg Schneider, said the study's findings highlighted the importance of Holocaust education.

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