Eva’s story should underscore the stark dangers of anti-Semitism and how its magnitude and intensity can rapidly evolve and spread.
Unfortunately, recent surveys in the United States have shown that there is already significant lack of Holocaust knowledge, especially amongst young people – 41% of Millennials believe that substantially fewer than 6 million (2 million or fewer) Jews were killed and 22% haven’t heard or are not sure if they have heard of the Holocaust.
“Austria bears shared responsibility for the Holocaust,” said President Van der Bellen. “Many Austrian citizens took part, and we bow our heads in memory of the victims in humility and respect. We admitted our shared responsibility too late and that caused problems in our relations at the beginning.”