One-third of French people believe a modern-day Holocaust could happen in the U.S.—more than say it could happen in their own country. A poll conducted by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, saw 36 percent of French respondents say something like a Holocaust could happen again in the U.S today, compared to 34 percent who believe it could happen in France.
Some 52 percent of French people believe a Holocaust-like event could happen in another European country. The poll also revealed 43 percent of French people believe there are a “great deal” of neo-Nazis currently living in the U.S., compared to less than a third (31 percent) saying only a few Nazis currently live there. The poll suggests that French people believe neo-Nazism is more prevalent in the U.S. than in their own country, with 30 percent saying there are many neo-Nazis in France.