In a poll released Monday by the Association for Canadian Studies, 35 per cent of Quebecers surveyed said they believe other nationalities – Poles, mainly – were the principal victims of the Nazis, not Jews.
That’s higher than any other province, but not by much: the Canadian average is 29 per cent.
In a separate question asked in the association’s telephone poll, only 36 per cent of Quebecers could identify six million as the correct number of Jews killed by the Nazis (the Canadian average was 31 per cent).
It seems the Holocaust-deniers have made some strides over the years.
I’d like to see the questions asked before I can judge this poll on its face, but it’s hard to fathom what lies ahead for the next generation, after those who bear witness are gone.