Monday, March 9, 2009

God save the Children

Bad enough kids don't seem to know much about the older portions of the history of Western Civilization, now that don't even know the details of some of the horrors of first part of this century.

What ARE they learning about World War II?

Around 1.3 million people perished in the Nazi death camp during the Second World War, but a survey of more than 1,000 secondary school pupils aged 11-16 revealed that a quarter still did not know its purpose.

Of those, about 10 per cent were not sure what it was, 8 per cent thought it was a country bordering Germany, 2 per cent thought it was a beer, the same proportion said it was a religious festival and a further 1 per cent said it was a type of bread.

At least Britain's next generation will have fine taste in beer.

I think.

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