Hitler, the German football coach

Published on November 6th, 2009 | by Admin


I weep for today’s youth.

Adolf Hitler was Germany’s football team manager, according to youngsters aged nine to 15.

A study of 2,000 children which tested them on their knowledge of facts of both world wars found that 40 per cent of them did not know that Remembrance Day falls on November 11.

Twelve per cent said the symbol of the day is the golden arches of McDonald’s, rather than the poppy.

Some of the more disturbing results were that one in six children believed Auschwitz was a World War Two theme park.

Only half knew D-Day was the invasion of Normandy – a quarter believing it was ‘Dooms Day’ and one quarter thought a nuclear bomb was dropped on Pearl Harbour which spurred America’s involvement.

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2 Responses to Hitler, the German football coach

  1. Tim Marks says:

    Here in the States they changed the name of the November 11th holiday from Armistice Day to Veteran’s Day (we already have memorial Day in May). I don’t have much problem with that but almost no one knows that it was the day WWI ended. (11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month)
    Not to mention that no one remembers the poem “In Flanders Fields” we didn’t have to memorize it here like so many Canadian kids did.

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