Topics: Antisemitism, Holocaust, Holocaust Commemoration, Main Topic: Holocaust and Memorial, Memory
Abstract: In 1991, an extensive survey was conducted of Austrian citizens in order to understand the attitudes of Austrians towards Jews and the Holocaust. The results were later compared to a similar survey given to Austrians in 1995. The comparison showed that between 1991 and 1995, hostility toward Jews decreased and there was an improved orientation toward remembrance of the Holocaust. However, one out of four Austrians still maintains hostility toward Jews, while a larger amount of Austrians remain disinterested in any sort of remembrance of the Holocaust.
Topics: Antisemitism, Holocaust, Holocaust Commemoration, Surveys, Main Topic: Holocaust and Memorial
Abstract: The data in this report is extracted from a public opinion survey conducted in Poland prior to the fiftieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The purpose of the survey was to test Poles' factual knowledge of the Holocaust, and determine the importance of Holocaust memory to the Polish people. Furthermore, the survey aimed to examine Polish behavior toward Jews and other minorities. The results revealed that the majority of Poles believe that remembering the Holocaust is important, and many Poles connect their own suffering under the Nazis to the experience of Jews. Furthermore, Poles have a positive view of Polish behavior toward the Jews in relation to the Holocaust, and they also showed strong factual knowledge about key aspects of the Holocaust.