A quarter of British schoolchildren aged 11-16 don’t understand the purpose of the Nazis’ Polish concentration camp Auschwitz, the Telegraph reports. 10% of kids surveyed were unsure of what Auschwitz was, while 8% think it was a country on Germany’s border, 2% each think it is a beer or a religious festival, and 1% think it’s a type of bread.
Just a third of the youngsters surveyed understand that the Holocaust claimed 6 million Jewish lives; 60% don’t know what the Final Solution was, and 20% think it refers to peace talks that ended World War II. While 97% could identify Adolf Hitler from a photograph, those who couldn’t mistook pictures of Winston Churchill and Albert Einstein for the German dictator. (Read more Holocaust stories.)