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Los Angeles - Holocaust-Film-Based Poll Shows 1 In 3 Americans Would Refuse To Hide A Jew If Alive During Holocaust

Published on: September 27, 2015 01:17 PM
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Los Angeles, CA - A scientific poll born out of a Holocaust-based film reveals that 1 in 3 American adults say they would have said “no” if asked to hide a Jew were they around during the Holocaust.

HOLLYWOODREPORTER.com (http://bit.ly/1iCZ1TO) reports that the poll was conducted as part of a marketing campaign aimed at promoting the digital release of the film “Return to the Hiding Place,” which chronicles the the lives of Christians who put their lives on the line to shelter Jews from the Nazis during World War II.

The film’s director Peter Spencer hatched the idea for the poll based on an interview in which the film’s star, John Rhys-Davies, asked his interviewers if they would have risked their safety to help Jews had they been in position to at the time.

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The poll—-which surveyed 1,000 American adults—-showed that married American adults were more likely to say they would have helped Jews, while men, more than women, answered in the affirmative.

Additionally, people who identified as religious were more likely to answer “yes,” and affirmative Southerners outnumbered Northerners.


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 Sep 27, 2015 at 01:46 PM Nycnyc Says:

What's news about that. The more atheistic America becomes the more they believe in evolution that humans and animals are the same. Why would you risk your life for monkey and after all the monkeys were out ancestors. So humans and monkeys are the same to these college professors.

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 Sep 27, 2015 at 01:47 PM judith Says:

It's a big improvement from Europe 75 years ago, where only about 1 in 1000 people were willing to save a Jew. And the question was if you were willing to risk your life. I think there results are reason fo optimism.

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 Sep 27, 2015 at 01:51 PM Anonymous Says:

But let's take in arab refugees !!!! There won't be a peep made when that happens !!!! Actually Hashem warned that this would happen if the Jews sin .

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 Sep 27, 2015 at 02:43 PM hashomer Says:

Evolution? How'd you figure that one out? The comment is as stupid as the poll the article is about.

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 Sep 27, 2015 at 03:15 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Nycnyc Says:

What's news about that. The more atheistic America becomes the more they believe in evolution that humans and animals are the same. Why would you risk your life for monkey and after all the monkeys were out ancestors. So humans and monkeys are the same to these college professors.

In case you can't do math, the study means that 2 out of 3 would risk their lives to hide Jews. That's far better than G-d fearing Europe did during WW2

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 Sep 27, 2015 at 03:55 PM Moses Says:

Reply to #2  
judith Says:

It's a big improvement from Europe 75 years ago, where only about 1 in 1000 people were willing to save a Jew. And the question was if you were willing to risk your life. I think there results are reason fo optimism.

I agree. The headline is misleading. This is good news

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 Sep 27, 2015 at 04:13 PM ayinglefunadorf Says:

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Anonymous Says:

In case you can't do math, the study means that 2 out of 3 would risk their lives to hide Jews. That's far better than G-d fearing Europe did during WW2

"Far better than G-d fearing Europe." Correction; G-D fearing Christian Europe. Like Huckabee, Cruz,Fiorina etc. Lets don't forget, they want to make the USA A Christian Country.

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 Sep 27, 2015 at 04:15 PM sheepheadsbayyid Says:

2 out of 3 is pretty good. Think for a second if we would get 2 out of 3 yiddin to risk their lives to save runaway slaves or black from the KKK

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 Sep 27, 2015 at 04:24 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

But let's take in arab refugees !!!! There won't be a peep made when that happens !!!! Actually Hashem warned that this would happen if the Jews sin .

what does this have to do with the poll conducted

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 Sep 27, 2015 at 05:16 PM JackC Says:

It is easy to talk the talk.
It is SO much harder to walk the walk.

Hard to believe that two out of three would get involved when almost no one gets involved in saving others which involve the most minimal threat to us every day.

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 Sep 28, 2015 at 05:55 PM masked_commuter Says:

The headline does not at reflect the results - 2 out of 3 would. My wife and daughter are Jewish as are most of my friends from childhood. Trus though the more realisrtic question now is helping Syrian refugees.

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