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.

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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.

Polish-born Holocaust survivor from Auschwitz wipes his eye at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem.Credit: 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.

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