Another most interesting and amusing article about Britain’s general problem of historical and cultural awareness. Prince Harry is not the only one who needs to be more educated about both local and global development of the political world. As Der Spiegel reports in Prince Harry Isn’t Alone in Needing a History Lesson:

The photo of Prince Harry that has angered the world doesn’t show a young Nazi doing the Prussian goose-step. It shows a thoughtless rascal trying to impress a few other mindless twerps at a party of the young and fashionable. But it also underscores a more disturbing fact: Brits lately have been doing a worse job of dealing with history than the Germans.

This here is from an article found on The Jerusalem Post: Ignorance of the Holocaust in response to DJ’s comment.

The survey […] found that 45 percent of respondents in Britain said they had not heard of Auschwitz. […] 63 percent of 840 respondents did not know what Auschwitz-Birkenau referred to, with the highest levels of ignorance among the 21-30 age group.

2 Kommentare
  1. Mike Schnoor sagte:

    I’m quite aware of the fact that not every british citizen is an uneducated or historically unaware person. But as the numbers of polls create benchmarks of the society we live in, its either a summary or a controverse of our own selves.

    I added a small tidbit to the entry above from The Jerusalem Post.

  2. DJ sagte:

    I agree with much of what was said there. However, what the newspaper fails to realise, is that one shouldn’t confuse „a thoughtless rascal trying to impress a few other mindless twerps at a party of the young and fashionable“ with the general British public.

    Although, in a recent poll, 45% of British people had never heard of the Holocaust.

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