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The Holocaust

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Frank McCormick

on 7 April 2017

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Transcript of The Holocaust

Estimates of Non-Combatant Lives Lost During the Holocaust

Ukrainians      5.5 - 7 million
Jews (of all countries) 6 million +    
Russian POWs    3.3 million +  
Russian Civilians       2 million +    
Poles   3 million +    
Yugoslavians    1.5 million +  
Gypsies 200,000 - 500,000      
Mentally/Physically Disabled    70,000- 250,000
Homosexuals     Tens of thousands      
Spanish Republicans     Tens of thousands      
Jehovah's Witnesses     2,500 - 5,000  
3 million non-Jewish Polish civilians executed- at gunpoint or in death camps
Polish Victims
Jews and undesirables were rounded up and shot or put in forced labor camps
The “weak” would die from fatigue, disease, or be executed in the camps
Slave labor became an important part of the war machine
Concentration Camps
Incorrectly referred to as Gypsies
An ethnic group that lives in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the Balkans
Traces their ancestry back to India
Anti-Roma Publication
1933: The First Concentration Camp
Towards the end of the war, when the allies pushed towards the camps, the Nazis hurried to exterminate all their prisoners and burn their bodies in crematoriums- why? To hide evidence.
A program of genocide to speed up the removal of Jews and other “undesirables”
Bureaucratically authorized and carried out with ruthless efficiency
The Final Solution
A flood of Jewish emigration following Kristallnacht
This was seeing as a positive by Hitler
“We all want to get rid of our Jews. The difficulty is that no country wishes to receive them.”
Moving Jews to ghettos became a solution for those that would not or could not emigrate
Emigration and Segregation
Anti-homosexual laws
Pink Triangles
Tens of thousands executed
Homosexual Victims
“Night of Broken Glass”
Nazi storm troopers attacked Jewish homes, businesses, and synagogues across Germany
The murder of a German diplomat living in Paris by a Jew was used as a platform for the attacks
The Holocaust: A History
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