Poll: Israeli Jews Still Don't Forgive Germany for the Holocaust

Asked 'is it time to forgive the German people and Germany for crimes committed in the Holocaust', most disagreed.

An overwhelming majority of Israelis still find it impossible to forgive Germany for the Holocaust, according to a poll.

Asked "is it time to forgive the German people and Germany for crimes committed in the Holocaust," some 51 percent said they totally disagreed with the sentiment.

Holocaust survivor - Reuters - 09/11/2010
Polish-born Holocaust survivor from Auschwitz wipes his eye at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem.Reuters

Nineteen percent disagreed somewhat. Only 23 percent were willing to forgive, and 7 percent had no opinion.

In the survey, conducted by the Geocartography Institute on behalf of the Center for Academic Studies, 500 men and women over 18 were interviewed, a representative sample of the Jewish population.