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Anti-Semitism sky-high among Warsaw teens: poll

AFP-JIJI

Anti-Semitism is high among teenagers in the Polish capital, according to an opinion survey conducted in the runup to Friday’s 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

The poll of students from 20 high schools in the city, published Tuesday, found that 44 percent of the respondents said they would be unhappy to have a Jewish neighbor. In the survey of 1,250 students commissioned by the Jewish Community of Warsaw, the Homo Homini polling institute also found that 2 in 5 said they would not like to have a Jewish classmate and 61 percent said they would be upset if their partner turned out to be a Jew.

Around 55 percent of the respondents deemed that Polish aid to Jews in hiding during the Holocaust had been “sufficient.”