Following are my comments regarding a 2018 study commissioned by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany for the purpose of determining how knowledgeable people in the U.S. are regarding the Jewish holocaust. The results were obtained by surveying 1,350 adults, age 18 or greater. The methodology used can be viewed here.
My first thought is not specific to the study at all, but rather how 'the holocaust' is something to be thought of as uniquely Jewish and that Jewish suffering is somehow more important than the suffering of other peoples. As a matter of fact, it is powerful and influential Jews who have been responsible, at least to some degree, for some of the largest mass-slaughters in our history including the tens of millions killed during the Bolshevik Revolution. It is also powerful and influential Jewry who refused to rescue the lower-level Jews being persecuted during Hitler's Germany:
"When they asked me, couldn’t you give money out of the United Jewish Appeal funds for the rescue of Jews in Europe, I said, ‘NO!’ and I say again ‘NO!’ … one should resist this wave which pushes the Zionist activities to secondary importance." -- Yitzhak Greenbaum, Chairman of the Rescue Committee of the Jewish Agency, addressing the Zionist Executive Council in Tel Aviv, Feb. 18, 1943 (source)
I ask that the reader consider that quote very carefully, for it alone reveals much about the Jewish holocaust and the establishment of Israel. I don't wish to go too far down this very long road however since i've already written much about it.
My comments will address those made in the executive summary of the study:
The Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Study found that seven-out-of-ten Americans (70%) say fewer people seem to care about the Holocaust than they used to [...]
I don't know how to interpret that. In one sense it could mean that more people have educated themselves regarding the facts of the Jewish holocaust as opposed to the rhetoric, though the results of further study questions seem to contradict this. In another sense, why should people in the U.S. be expected to prioritize the Jewish holocaust above all other atrocities, many of which are far more significant and personal? There are several answers to that question, a few of which can be found here.
[...] and a majority (58%) believe something like the Holocaust could happen again.
According to Jewish history, Jews have been expelled from approximately 67 countries prior to Hitler's Germany and persecuted in as many more. Does anyone bother to wonder why? Why is this question never openly discussed? Did the people of those 100-plus countries all have an anti-Jew gene in their DNA, or were there perhaps other reasons that the public is generally unaware of?
If the question is, is it possible that the people or the government might rise up and expel the corrosive element of Jewry from the U.S., then yes, i think that is a long-term possibility, though an extremely remote one. If the question is, might the people or the government decide to exterminate Jews in the foreseeable future, then i don't have an answer other than to state that i certainly hope such a thing never happens. Of course the insinuation is to foster the idea that a mass extermination is indeed a real possibility, but is it?
While approximately six million Jews were exterminated in the Holocaust, nearly one-third of all Americans (31%) and over four-in-ten Millennials (41%) believe that two million Jews or less were killed during the Holocaust.
There is not a single creditable holocaust historian that uses the infamous six million figure, revisionist or otherwise, so why do the authors of the study assume it is factual? Even Wikipedia uses this fantastically inflated number which, unbeknownst to many, is a Jewish-religious symbolic figure that dates back at least as far as the late 1800s. Unlike the commissioners of the study, i am rather encouraged that 41% of those interviewed believe the number killed is two million or less is, for that is a fairly accurate assumption in my opinion. Whether this figure indicates that more people are beginning to question authority figures as a result of their own research however, i don't know. My research has not left me with any definitive answer as to the actual number, but i do suspect, and the evidence does support, that the total number of Jews that died in all camps of all causes was less than two million and perhaps less than 800,000 and that the vast majority of them died from disease, primarily typhus.
Most U.S. Adults (84%) know that the Holocaust occurred in Germany, yet just 37% identified Poland as a country where the Holocaust occurred, despite the fact that more than half (3.5 million) of the Jews killed were from Poland. Further, while 90% of the Jewish population in Baltic States was killed, awareness that the Holocaust occurred in these countries is in the single digits.
Here i must address what definition of 'holocaust' we employ. In general i think the term encompasses several separate but intimately connected events including the persecution and internment of a portion of Germany's Jews (many remained throughout the war), the expulsion of others from German soil (those considered to be 1/2 Jewish or more) and the alleged extermination of others. If we consider only the alleged mass-extermination aspect however, then the Jewish holocaust did not occur in Germany, but in Poland almost exclusively. This raises a question the pro-holocaust historians would likely rather avoid, which is why, when Germany controlled a large network of camps throughout a large portion of Europe, are all of the alleged "death camps" located in Poland (with Auschwitz at the epicenter)? The answer is simply this: As the allied forces advanced and liberated the camps, it was found that there were no homicidal gas chambers or other mass-killing apparatus in any of them. The autopsies that were conducted is one piece of evidence that clearly supports this, however because Poland was behind the Iron Curtain, the camps therein were not allowed to be subjected to forensic testing by western authorities and therefore the Jewish holocaust in terms of mass extermination was limited to the camps in Poland where it would be more difficult to prove that mass exterminations did not occur. Unfortunately for the pro-holocaust historians, several clandestine forensic examinations have been conducted in some of the alleged homicidal gas chambers in Auschwitz and elsewhere, the results of which drives yet another hole in the official narrative. Here the reader might wonder why it was necessary for these tests to be conducted secretly. If there is nothing to hide, then why do the Polish authorities prohibit forensic examinations?
The 'six million' claim is completely demolished when one considers the fact that the numbers of deaths in many of the alleged extermination camps has been drastically reduced even by mainstream Polish historians. For example, it was once claimed that 4.1 million people were murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz, however that number has since been deflated to approximately 900,000-1.5 million as a result of evidence brought forth by holocaust revisionists in a Canadian court room. Does 6,000,000 - 3,000,000 = 6,000,000 look like the kind of math you were taught? And again, this is only one revision for one camp and it is not the largest revision for a single camp.
More than 4-in-10 respondents (41%) did not know what Auschwitz was.
Concentration Camp - 40%
Death/Extermination Camp - 23%
Forced Labor Camp - 1%
Not sure/Incorrect response - 41%
My question is, how many people really didn't know what Auschwitz was as opposed to how many failed to regurgitate the "correct" answer? And what is the correct answer in the minds of the study commissioners? They don't tell us, but given the heavily falsified history that has been shoved down the throats of every child and adult through schooling, the news media and Hollywood, i can only assume the correct answer is "Death/Extermination Camp". The truth of course is quite different.
Moreover, findings show a substantial lack of personal connections to the Holocaust.
What personal connections should Americans have to a German-Jewish event? An understanding, certainly, but why a personal connection? Were Americans responsible for the persecution and expulsion of a portion of Jewry from Germany? Is America predominantly Jewish or German?
Most Americans (80%) have not visited a Holocaust museum and two-thirds (66%) do not know or know of a Holocaust survivor.
I wonder how many fewer Americans have visited, or are even aware of the American Indian Genocide Museum? Or why this single, tiny museum pales in size and lavishness to any one of the 40+ Jewish holocaust museums in the U.S.? I also wonder why the most prominent Jewish holocaust museum on the planet to my knowledge, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, is located on U.S. soil rather than Israel or Germany. Take a moment to ponder that.
Virtually all US adults (93%) believe all students should learn about the Holocaust in school and 80% say it is important to keep teaching about the Holocaust so it does not happen again.
Why is it that, according to this study, 33% of those interviewed have either never heard of the Jewish holocaust, or don't recall hearing of it, yet 93% feel that this history should be taught in schools?
The survey also found that problematic trends persist. The survey also found that more than 70 years after the Holocaust, there is a broad perception that antisemitism and Neo-Nazism persist – even here in the United States.
Approximately two-thirds (68%) of Americans believe there is antisemitism in the United States today and a combined majority (51%) of Americans believe there are a great deal (17%) or many (34%) Neo-Nazis in the United States today.
Is this in any way surprising given that anyone who is justifiably critical of Israel is subject to be labeled as antisemitic and/or a Neo-Nazi? Assuming this study is authentic, the effectiveness of the mainstream media cannot be underestimated when 51% of those interviewed falsely believe that the U.S. is full of Neo-Nazis. I'll finish my comment with the following quote by Kevin Alfred Strom:
"To determine the true rulers of any society, all you must do is ask yourself this question: Who is it that I am not permitted to criticize?"
The survey also found that a small subset of the U.S. adult population believe that people should be allowed to use Nazi slogans or symbols in the United States today (15%) and it is acceptable to hold neo-Nazi views (11%).
People absolutely and without hesitation should agree that others who hold opposing views have every right to do so through whatever platform they choose. There's a reason why the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the first. The apparent fact that such a small percentage have any regard for freedom of speech is atrocious. Free speech has been under attack in many countries for a very long time, including in the U.S. where its erosion has been ramping up steadily since 2001.
In closing, and assuming the stated methodology for the study is accurate, i find it somewhat disturbing that many people have apparently not educated themselves regarding the truth of the Jewish holocaust. This period of German history is absolutely vital in order to understand western politics and society today, especially in the United States, but that education will not come through any mainstream institution.
“You have not begun to appreciate the real depth of our guilt. We are intruders. We are disturbers. We are subverters. We have taken your natural world, your ideals, your destiny, and played havoc with them. We have been at the bottom not merely of the latest great war but of nearly all your wars, not only of the Russian but of every other major revolution in your history. We have brought discord and confusion and frustration into your personal and public life. We are still doing it. No one can tell how long we shall go on doing it. — Marcus Eli Ravage, A Real Case Against the Jews, The Century Magazine, Jan. 1928, pp. 346-350 (source)