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The Nazis also murdered millions of Eastern European civilians, Soviet prisoners of war, disabled people, homosexuals and political prisoners.

The good news is that Holocaust denial was nearly nonexistent, with 96 percent believing the tragedy happened.

The study results were released Thursday as the world marks Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and thus the anniversary of the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943.

At least 70 percent of those surveyed feel that "fewer people seem to care about the Holocaust as much as they used to" and 58 percent believe that "something like the Holocaust could happen again".

While 6 million Jews are estimated killed in the Holocaust, 31 percent of all respondents and 41 percent of millennials, aged 18 to 34, believe that number is 2 million or less, according to the survey.

The notorious Auschwitz concentration camp was located in German-occupied Poland, but 41% of Americans and 66% of millennials, could not identify the camp.

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Around two-thirds (68 percent) of Americans believe there is anti-Semitism in the USA today, and a majority (51 percent) think there is either a great deal of (17 percent) or many (34 percent) neo-Nazis in the country today.

A vast majority of respondents - 93 percent - believe all students should learn about the Holocaust in school and 80 percent said it's important to teach so it does not happen again.

"Imagine when there are no longer survivors here to tell their stories", he says, stressing the importance of Holocaust education.

"Our meeting here is a great honor, but also a testimony to the great tragedy that has taken place here, we are meeting here at the March of the Living as a testimony to the memory of the Holocaust of the Jews", Rivlin said.

"We say 'Never Forget, ' but the people who were murdered are literally being forgotten as we speak", says Greg Schneider, Executive Vice President of the Claims Conference, the organization behind a new study showing just how that forgetting is happening. Data was collected and analyzed by Schoen Consulting with a representative sample of 1350 American adults via landline, cell-phone, and online interviews. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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