Israeli youth fear another Holocaust

Sunday, April 15, 2007 |  by Staff Writer
On the eve of Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Day 2007, a recent poll revealed that 37 percent of Israel's youth, many of whom are the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors or who had family who perished at the hands of the Nazis, feel another Holocaust is possible.

The poll on anti-Semitism was conducted among Israeli youth by the Anti-Defamation League.

While close to a third of the respondents said they felt another Holocaust was possible, only six percent said there was a significant chance that this may occur.

On the other hand, 62 percent of the youth said there was no way another Holocaust could happen and only one percent said they were unsure.

Approximately 500 teens between the ages of 15 and 18 participated in the survey.

ADL Director Abraham Foxman said Israeli youth are well aware of the effects of anti-Semitism even if they don't experience it first hand.

Foxman stressed that anti-Semitism is not just a history lesson, but a contemporary phenomenon.

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