23% of Israelis forgive the German people for the Holocaust

November 21, 2010 12:48

Just under a quarter of Israelis forgive Germany for Nazi crimes, according to a new survey released Sunday by the Center for Academic Studies.

The survey, conducted by the "Geocatrographia Institute," interviewed 500 men and women over the age of 18, a representative sample of the Jewish population in Israel.

Survey participants were asked, "Today, 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?

Twenty-three percent of respondents said that they forgive Germany, while 70% said they do not. Seven percent said they are unsure.

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