Why were the Jews killed in World War 2?
Hitler was racist towards the Jews indeed. He did many things unimaginable such as putting Jews of many ages in gas chambers and in rooms that he lit on fire. He killed 6 million Jews from the years 1939-1945, he tragically killed Anne Frank and her family a few months before the Allies liberated. A great movie and book i would recommend if you like this time period is The Boy in The Striped Pajamas. It is moving and very powerful.
During the Holocaust 6.85 Million Jews were killed during World War 2. Global Population of Jews by 1933 was Around 16 Million. So 6.85 Million/16 Million = 42.8%. It has been agreed that between 40% and 45% of the Global Jewish Population were killed during World War 2. So 4.2 in every 10 Jews were killed during World War 2 and the Holocaust.
How many Jewish people were there in world before World War 2 what percentage of Jews were killed in World War 2?
not a simple question, but because so many countries sent their Jews to be killed in Poland, the answer is: Poland 1. On the eve of World War 2 in Europe, Poland had by far the largest Jewish population - about 3.3 million. An estimated 2.9 million of them were killed in the Holocaust. 2. All the major extermination camps were in occupied Poland.
If you mean 'How many Polish Jews were killed in the Holocaust?' please see the related question. If, however, you mean in Poland literally, it is very hard to give an answer because: 1. Poland's borders were changed several times between 1939 and 1945. 2. The main extermination camps were all in Poland (pre World War 2 borders), and Jews were transported there from all over Europe to be killed.
In Poland, 3 million Jews were killed by the Nazis during World War 2, or 90% of the pre-war Jewish population. When viewed more broadly, the USSR had the most victims, counting the Jews, the POWs and non-Jewish population destroyed by the Nazis during occupation. In all. the USSR lost about 25 million people in World War 2.