Report: Anti-Semitic Killings Highest in Decades
According to Israel’s new Global Anti-Semitism Report, released for Sunday’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 13 Jews were murdered in hate attacks in 2018, including 11 in October’s Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. The U.K. also saw a record high in anti-Semitic incidents for the second year in a row, while a survey there found 1 in 20 British adults don’t believe the Holocaust happened. And a Canadian study revealed that 22 percent of people under age 34 hadn’t heard of the tragedy or weren’t sure what it was.
What should governments do about it? Experts say revitalized education efforts are more important than ever, especially as younger generations are less likely to know any Holocaust survivors.