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Many British schoolchildren can't identify Auschwitz
The Dallas Morning News ^ | Tue, Mar 10, 2009 | Bruce Tomaso

Posted on 03/10/2009 11:47:53 AM PDT by nickcarraway

According to this item from The Times of London, a survey of secondary students in Great Britain (age 11 to 16) revealed that many could not identify Auschwitz -- even though Holocaust studies are part of the national curriculum.

The Times cites a poll of students done by the British Press Association.

It found that "about 10% were not sure what it [Auschwitz] was, 8% thought it was a country bordering Germany, 2% thought it was a beer, the same proportion said it was a religious festival and a further 1% said it was a type of bread."

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TOPICS: Education; History; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: auschwitz; beer; denial; goebbelswouldbeproud; holocause; holocaustdenial; islamintheuk; lordhawhaw; nazis; publicschool; revisionisthistory; starkravingsocialism; thereisnoenglandnow

1 posted on 03/10/2009 11:47:53 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

German schoolchildren and Japanese school children would also not be able to answer a lot of obvious questions about WW2.

school curricullum in denial.


2 posted on 03/10/2009 11:49:38 AM PDT by GeronL (Will bankrupting America lead to socialism?)
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PAGING THE UNKNOWN FREEPER COMIC!

I know he's gonna have a field day with this one... If only the mods stop screening the zots and then tossing them. Who knows how many hillarious posts about Irish devil worshipers, doku drums, JFK, Bush and others we are missing out on!

3 posted on 03/10/2009 11:51:00 AM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: GeronL

The children are taught nothing of The Berlin Airlift or The Marshall Plan, either.

Oh, those terrible Americans!


4 posted on 03/10/2009 11:53:18 AM PDT by unkus
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To: nickcarraway

Reason #412341 to homeschool.


5 posted on 03/10/2009 11:53:51 AM PDT by mainestategop (MAINE: The way communism should be)
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To: unkus

We were when I was there just a little over 10 years ago...


6 posted on 03/10/2009 11:54:45 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: nickcarraway

That’s Ok.

Most British schoolkids likely cant identify Britain these days either.


7 posted on 03/10/2009 11:55:46 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (Conservatives see untapped potential. Liberals see Tapped-out hopelessness.)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t think an 11 year-old child necessarily needs to know about Auschwitz yet. JMHO. A 16 year-old should know, though...


8 posted on 03/10/2009 11:57:11 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: nickcarraway
Think that's bad? Check this out from February 2008:

Gandhi, Churchill 'myth', Sherlock real for Britons

9 posted on 03/10/2009 11:57:17 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: nickcarraway

Give British Islamification a couple more years and British schoolkids won’t be able to admit that the Holocaust happened at all.


10 posted on 03/10/2009 11:59:47 AM PDT by kh0rum
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To: nickcarraway

But they CAN identify the needs of trans-sexual 6th graders!


11 posted on 03/10/2009 11:59:52 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: mass55th

I thought Britain stopped teaching about the Holocaust to asuage the Muslims.


12 posted on 03/10/2009 12:00:01 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: nickcarraway

Had to remove that part of the curriculum so the students could bow to Mecca five times a day.


13 posted on 03/10/2009 12:00:57 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Obama: removing the speed limit on the Road to Serfdom)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Good. Was it positive toward the Americans?


14 posted on 03/10/2009 12:02:13 PM PDT by unkus
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe they cannot tell the difference between Auschwitz and the national health clinics.


15 posted on 03/10/2009 12:03:51 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: nickcarraway

Identify Auschwitz? It’s a minor miracle today when a public school student can even pick out his own country on an unmarked map, which is much more difficult than finding Auschwitz (Auschwitz is found wherever large groups of liberals get together!)


16 posted on 03/10/2009 12:04:14 PM PDT by Professor_Leonide (I said to the young man who showed me a photo, "Who can ever be sure what is behind a mask?")
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To: nickcarraway
In British schools today, they are probably taught that Auschwitz is where the evil Zionists murdered millions of poor Palestinians in gas chambers. < /s >
17 posted on 03/10/2009 12:05:51 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: VanDeKoik

Most British schoolkids likely cant identify Britain these days either.
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Betcha they can tell you where Tenerife, Ibiza, and Corfu are, though. ;)


18 posted on 03/10/2009 12:08:48 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: Tired of Taxes

These are fifth graders in the States. I think every child that age should know at least some of what happened during the second world war. There is an age appropriate book my daughter read for the fifth grade called Number the Stars. It is not gruesome. It deals with a family escaping to Denmark and then leaving Denmark when the Germans took over. It is the perfect opening for a much needed discussion. Children can handle this information and need to be taught it. You add the graphic details as they get older


19 posted on 03/10/2009 12:09:12 PM PDT by the long march
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To: nickcarraway

Big deal! The current President of the United States couldn’t identify Aushwitz either. He claimed his uncle helped liberate it, but it was the Soviets who did that.


20 posted on 03/10/2009 12:11:26 PM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: massgopguy
They did. Here's a link to a 2007 article about it:

Teachers drop the Holocaust to avoid offending Muslims

And here's an FR thread also from 2007:

Churchill dropped from England's history syllabus

21 posted on 03/10/2009 12:13:06 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Above My Pay Grade
Obama's Grandfather, Al Gore, and John Kerry were sent on a ultra top secret mission by Richard Nixon to lierate Auschwitz for the Russians. It has been classified until now, but hopefully they will make a movie of it called, The Magnificent Three. That is why Nixon later called on Kerry to invade Cambodia while LBJ was still president.
22 posted on 03/10/2009 12:15:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: mass55th

And Camelot is about King JFK, his brother the Marquis of Chappaquiddick, and the rest of the dysfunctional scions of Amerika’s roil family.


23 posted on 03/10/2009 12:21:27 PM PDT by Notwithstanding
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To: the long march

JMHO. I don’t think it’s necessary at age 11. That doesn’t mean I don’t tell my own children about it. And it doesn’t mean I don’t think other people should. I just don’t find it so important at age 11 that a government study is required to test if 11 year-old children know about it or not. Plus, the study found that most of those children did know about Auschwitz.


24 posted on 03/10/2009 12:30:57 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes (Dad, I will always think of you.)
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To: GeronL

Ask them what a gulag is.

Ask them who George Orwell was.

Ask them about Churchhill.

Then ask them to describe Reagan, Thatcher, Bush, and Blair.


25 posted on 03/10/2009 12:31:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: GeronL

Last week I asked my 8 year old who Thomas Edison was. He didn’t have a clue. I ordered a biography for him.


26 posted on 03/10/2009 12:41:01 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: nickcarraway

If Sean Hannity’s “man on the street” interviews are any indication of the background knowledge of average Americans, we’re not much better off. A couple of years ago, as Independence Day appproached, he armed a reporter with a microphone and sent her out to ask passersby on the street what we celebrate on July 4. If I remember correctly, no one even came close to giving the right answer—which the reporter didn’t even know.


27 posted on 03/10/2009 12:51:34 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: GeronL; unkus; nickcarraway

Me brudder’s student-teaching in a south east Pennsylvania high school - from the stories he’s telling, many of the kids he’s around probably wouldn’t be able to identify Auschwitz, Britain, Germany, Japan, Marshall, Berlin, World War II, or even America.

Eat, sleep, talk, talk on cellphone, text on cellphone, play video games, repeat.


28 posted on 03/10/2009 12:53:38 PM PDT by flowerplough (The elite journalists got "centrist" Obama wrong. The troglodytes got him right.)
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To: a fool in paradise

But they can repeat the Quaran,Sera and verse.


29 posted on 03/10/2009 12:54:51 PM PDT by mayflower1637
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To: nickcarraway
Obama's Grandfather, Al Gore, and John Kerry were sent on a ultra top secret mission by Richard Nixon to lierate Auschwitz for the Russians. It has been classified until now, but hopefully they will make a movie of it called, The Magnificent Three. That is why Nixon later called on Kerry to invade Cambodia while LBJ was still president.

The Magnificent Three were inspired to take action after seeing President Franklin D. Roosevelt on television in 1929.

30 posted on 03/10/2009 12:56:36 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: flowerplough

They take notice when they live in a socialist pig sty. Maybe they’ll wake up.


31 posted on 03/10/2009 12:58:41 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus

It was fairly objective from what I recall. I don’t think it really is the job of a history teacher in the UK to propagate how awesome or how nasty the US was, but to give the facts and then invite discussion. That is what a good history teacher does, and I had a damn good one....


32 posted on 03/10/2009 12:59:00 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Fiji Hill

Exactly. Al Gore had put the finishing touches on that invention a few years earlier.


33 posted on 03/10/2009 12:59:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Did he have to look at a bracelet on his wrist to tell us the name of his uncle?


34 posted on 03/10/2009 1:01:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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To: mayflower1637

Koran, Sera Sera,
Whatever will be will be...


35 posted on 03/10/2009 1:07:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ("Do you know the website number?" - VP Joe Biden)
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