According to the Blaze, Rhonda Fink-Whitman visited several college campuses to conduct her interviews and found that even some students at the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania were completely clueless as to the world-changing events that took place just over sixty years ago.
Some students didn’t know where Normandy was, why the U.S. entered the war and who the president was at the time (Wilson, Eisenhower and even JFK were among the guesses).
One student reportedly thought that African Americans were the primary target in the Holocaust.
Fink-Whitman started her interviews with “What was the Holocaust?”
Here are some of the answers she received:
“Uh, I’m on the spot now.”She also asked which country Adolf Hitler had been the leader of:
“It was a, uh, I don’t know how to say it like. It was something that happened in. Oh my God, I know the answer but I don’t know how to explain it.”
“I have no idea.”
“I have no idea … is it Europe? I don’t think so.”
“Amsterdam?”When she got to the University of Pennsylvania, Fink-Whitman asked students how many years ago the Holocaust occurred. One female student guessed around 1800 and then 300 years ago.
Another UPenn student even thought that Winston Churchill was an American leader.
Fink-Whitman is the author of “94 Maidens,” which chronicles her mother’s experience in the Holocaust. She believes Holocaust education should be mandatory in Pennsylvania public schools as it is California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey and New York.
“You can’t blame the kids,” she told the Blaze. “Nobody’s teaching it to them. By the time they get to college, they should know a thing or two about the Holocaust and other genocides so when the plague of denial creeps onto their campus they’re armed and ready with the truth.”She does note that her video is not meant to “embarrass, humiliate or shame” anyone. (end of article)
Z: Wait. University kids don't know the Holocaust and think Winston Churchill was an American leader and don't know where Hitler led, and they shouldn't be "embarrassed, humiliated or ashamed?" REALLY? Didn't YOU learn that stuff in school? Are they too busy learning about Howard Zinn? Women's studies? Climate Change?
And, they say those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. Oh, great...just GREAT.
Who's to blame? Them? Their teachers?