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Like, 80% of Americans have never been to a Holocaust museum, and that's pretty surprising given the number of them.

Most Americans (58 percent) believe the Holocaust could happen again and half think it could happen in the United States, a survey released on Holocaust Remembrance Day showed.

It found that there were significant age gaps in knowledge about the Holocaust, with 22 percent of millennials saying they haven't heard or were not sure if they have heard of the Holocaust, compared to 11 percent for all US adults.

Also, while the vast majority of historians believe that approximately six million Jews were exterminated in the Holocaust, almost one-third of all Americans (31%) and more than four-in-ten Millennials (41%) believe that only two million Jews or fewer were killed in the Holocaust.

Israelis across the country stood silence on Thursday morning as sirens wailed in commemoration of the Holocaust's 6 million Jewish victims. "There are places where you can learn about the Holocaust all over the country".

Here's another alarming result of the survey: nearly half of US Adults (45%) and Millennials (49%) can not name even one of the more than 40,000 concentration camps and ghettos in Europe during the Holocaust, and more than 4-in-10 (41%) did not know what Auschwitz was.

While 41 percent of all US adults were able to identify Auschwitz, two-thirds of millennials polled - 66 percent - could not identify the infamous death camp. It also found that most Americans desire an overall improvement in the quality of the Holocaust curriculum.

The study found that the vast majority of respondents support Holocaust education.

The study, released on Thursday by The Conference Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, studied the awareness of American adults and millennial about the events of the Holocaust.

The survey was conducted by Schoen Consulting between February 23-27 with a randomly selected demographically representative sample of 1,350 Americans.

Let us continue to come together to remember all the innocent lives lost in the Holocaust, pay tribute to those intrepid individuals who resisted the Nazis in the Warsaw Ghetto, and recall those selfless heroes who risked their lives in order to help or save those of their persecuted neighbors. Respondents were selected at random and constituted a demographically representative sample of the adult population in the United States.

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