Some of Britain's school kids think Auschwitz is a type of beer rather than a Nazi death camp, according to a new study.

A survey of around 1,000 high school students aged 11 to 16 found 10 percent of youngsters were unsure of what it was and 2 percent thought it was a brand of beer.

One percent thought it was a type of bread.

"We are not surprised by the results, although we are disappointed," said Stephanie Rose, of the London Jewish Cultural Centre, who helped conduct the poll. "If we are not careful, the Holocaust will disappear into the realms of history like the battle of Trafalgar. It is vital that children are made aware of the effects of ignorance."

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