More than 65 percent of adults in Britain believe that the Holocaust, the alleged genocide of Jews during the Second World War, has not taken place in the way that historians claim, a new study shows.
The study, covering 2,000 adults in the UK and conducted by The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, showed more than two-thirds of British adults “grossly” underestimated the number of people believed to be killed in the historic process.
According to some historians, around six million Europeans were killed by the Nazi Germany between 1941 and 1945.
The survey showed that five percent of people in the UK, or one in 20 surveyed, believed Holocaust did not happen at all and was a complete lie while one in 12 believed the story was exaggerated.
The findings come at a time when senior politicians and celebrities in the UK have come under pressure by pro-Israeli groups to abandon their anti-Semitist stances.
Many in the UK and other European countries have constantly rejected claims that around two-thirds of European Jews were killed by the Nazi Germany during the Second World War, saying Holocaust was a historic fabrication which helped Israel occupy Palestine under the banner of protection of Jews.
Under immense pressure from Israel and other Semitist lobbies, many European governments have outlawed the denial of holocaust and continue to impose fines and prison sentences on those denying the incident.