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1 in 2 Britons 'can't name a post-Holocaust genocide'

Over half of the UK population could not name a genocide that has taken place since the Holocaust, new research suggests. The study is published ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day on Monday.

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Lack of genocide knowledge 'deeply concerning'

Olivia Marks-Woldman, chief executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, said:

We are deeply concerned by the lack of understanding among the population as a whole, and in particular the younger generations.

This research shows our work is more important than ever.

Genocide is not something that takes place by itself - it happens when a set of circumstances occur or are created, when racism and discrimination go unchecked and are allowed to divide communities.

A lot has been achieved, but there's plenty still to do to ensure that history does not repeat itself.

– Olivia Marks-Woldman

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