What was the male-female ratio of Jews killed in the Holocaust?
This is a very delicate subject. I am not of Jewish decent, but
my father had a dear Jewish friend who was a reporter in Germany.
He smuggled many pictures back to Canada and later, when I was 17
years old my father showed me those pictures. Need I say, I was
shocked and horrified and was ashamed at this time to be part of
the human race. My father then explained what happened, and that we
must all learn from such a tragic war in order to honor the lives
of those good men, women and children that died in this manner.
Unfortunately, my father's friend was captured and his body was
Believe it or not there are many people to this day (including
some fine professors in Universities that do not believe Jews were
subjected to gas chambers. One professor several years later after
the war even went to the gas chambers in Germany to take samples to
see if the Nazis had actually used the gas ZykonB or any type of
cyanide. He took his samples from between the bricks. His findings
were "this did not exist and there was no future proof it did."
However, other forensics did a test on the same samples and found
too much mortar to give a true reading. The fact of the matter
there are pictures to prove it and survivors who have no reason to
lie. Many people to this day (even though some witnessed the
aftermath of what Hitler's dirty deeds were during the war) refused
to believe gas chambers existed. It's called "denial" and YES it
did happen! This same professor looked at pictures of what appeared
to be well fed prisoners with warm clothing on. This man had to be
living under a rock at the time, because ALL countries at war will
show the very best of their prisoners and it's called "propaganda."
Even our own men who were POWs were shown in pictures as smiling,
looking quite healthy , but the truth of the matter is, they are
not and these pictures are of new prisoners that have not been in
POW camps long enough to look as ravaged as those that had spent
months and years in captivity by the enemy. Also this professor
could not understand why the Nazi's would go to the trouble of
tattooing the prisoners if they were going to exterminate them.
Although I hate to put it in this manner ... we brand cattle
knowing full well they are going to slaughter!
Many do not know of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. On Passover,
April 19, 1943, 2,000 men, Germans, Ukrainian, Baltic troops,
Polish police and firemen entered the ghetto which had been cut
down steadily size since January. A tank led the way, and the Jews
tried to stop it with Molotov cocktails, but they had no effect.
Some 650 people in 20 groups moved underground through the sewers
to attack the Nazis whenever they could, but within 4 days,
Brigadefuhrer Jurgen Stroop ordered the destruction of the entire
ghetto "by setting every block on fire." 56,000 were dead,
including 5,000-6,000 who were burned alive in the fires set by the
Nazis. Jewish women were forced to surrender April, 1943, Warsaw,
Like most wars it is impossible to give correct stats in body
count. There were 6 million Jews (including Gypsies and Polish)
that died in these concentration camps and I am sure the count is
even higher. Not all prisoners of the concentration camps were
murdered in gas chambers. Many were purposely starved to death,
etc. Many died on the "death March" in which the Nazis had every
intentions of putting them on ships and then sinking them. However,
the march was too hard on the already weakened prisoners and many
died, others were shot and left on the side of the road like rag
dolls. The atrocities are so horrific that I am going to leave you
a website to go too and you can study it for yourself and make your
own conclusions. I do not want to put on this board the atrocities
of what happened to these poor souls and cause pain or anger for
I would like to add, with great delight, that the U.S. (also
British/Canadian) went into these concentration camps to liberate
the prisoners and they were so horrified at what they found they
forced many of the German People (women, men, and children) to go
through the camp to see what their beloved Furer had been up too.
Some denied it, some were horrified and others were indifferent.
U.S. Army Lietuenant Colonel Seiler, addressed 200 German civilians
and forced them to see conditions amid the victims of the holocaust
in Landsberg Concentration Camp, Germany May 15, 1945. The
liberating armies also made high ranking German Officers bury many
of the dead. The liberating armies held services for the dead.
It is a slip of the tongue when one says, "6 millions Jews died
in the gas chamber." Many did, but some were tortured to death
while others starved to death and there were many diseases that
caused the lives of these prisoners.
From each war we must learn not only that there is no winners in
war, but we must be forever grateful to those that died (soldiers
and civilians alike) and try to bring some peace to this
indifferent world we live in. We must also learn that when we yell
out "We won the war!" did we? What about all the lives lost of our
loved ones. If that's called winning, no thanks!
Here is the website:
If you have problems getting on this site please go to:
Then type in ... history of German concentration camps.
Policy of targeting males and females changed during the
At first men were exclusivly targeted, then women and children
were also included, by 1943 men were wanted for labour and women
and children were tageted for immediated execution, by the end
there was no significant difference.