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In a world devoid of facts and filled with beliefs, there are no lessons from history. Ridicule won’t help either

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Almost two-thirds of young Americans don’t know how many Jews were murdered in the Holocaust, more than half cannot name a concentration camp, and one in 10 believe that the victims of the Holocaust were to blame for their own genocide.

These were some of the more dramatic findings in a study conducted across the US by the Conference of Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which interviewed 10,000 Americans between the ages of 18 and 39.

Ordinarily, such figures might have lingered slightly longer in the headlines. But this is 2020, which means the study appeared in the aftermath of another depressing poll, this one revealing that 56% of Republicans believe pretty much whatever the far-right fantasist movement, Qanon, feeds them...

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