Israelis still do not forgive Germany for HolocaustBy DPA, IANS
Sunday, November 21, 2010
TEL AVIV - An overwhelming majority of Israelis still find it impossible to forgive Germany for the Holocaust, in which the Nazi regime killed six million Jews, according to an opinion poll published Sunday.
Asked if “65 years after the Holocaust took place in Europe, 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.
Another 19 percent they disagreed somewhat.
Only 23 percent said they were willing to forgive, and seven percent said they had no opinion.
According to the survey, the older the respondents, the more likely they were to forgive Germany. Secular Jews were also more forgiving than their religious counterparts.
The survey, conducted by the Geocatrographia Institute on behalf of the Centre for Academic Studies, interviewed 500 men and women over the age of 18, a representative sample of the Jewish population in Israel.