1 IN 6 KIDS THINK AUSCHWITZ WAS WAR THEME PARK - mirror.co.uk A shocking one in six pupils think Auschwitz was a Second World War amusement park - while others think Adolf Hitler coached Germany's football team. Disturbingly, 12% believe McDonald's Golden Arches are a symbol for Remembrance Day and 40% asked were unaware that it falls on November 11. The astonishing results also show one in 20 thought the Holocaust, in which Hitler ordered the slaughter of millions of Jews at camps such as Auschwitz, was the end-of-war celebration. And more than one in 20 thought the Nazi leader was a football manager. Jon Benjamin, of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, said: "The lack of knowledge is shocking. "Our children should know basic facts on the war and, with a strengthening in support for extremist ideologies today, they should be aware of where unchecked hatred can lead to." Major Jim Panton, of veterans' charity Erskine, said: "Some answers shocked us. As we approach Remembrance Day, it's hard to believe 40% do not know when it is." Its poll of 2,000 pupils aged nine to 15 on the World Wars showed 25% did not think about the fallen but half knew of a local war memorial. A quarter thought D-Day was "Dooms Day" and that a nuclear bomb was dropped on Pearl Harbour. One in 10 thought the SS, Hitler's bodyguards, was Enid Blyton's Secret Seven. One in 12 said the Blitz was a post-war clean-up.