The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) survey
The survey of over 2,000 people was commissioned by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust – the charity set up by Government to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
It shows that 64% of people polled either do not know how many Jews were murdered or grossly underestimate the number: 45% of those polled said they did not know how many people were killed, while one in five (19%) believe fewer than two million Jews were murdered.
5% of UK adults don’t believe the Holocaust actually happened
64% do not know how many Jews were murdered, or grossly underestimate the number
8% say the scale of the Holocaust has been exaggerated
Despite the figures, the vast majority (83%) of respondents say it’s important to know about the Holocaust and that we can all learn lessons for today from the past (84%), while over three quarters (76%) believe more needs to be done to educate people about what happened.