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Jews, and many non-Jews were tattooed during the Holocaust in order to identify each individual. It was Hitler's way of keeping tabs on it's population through the selection process, (ridding Germany of undesirables like Jews, Gays, etc.). Each number had it's significant meaning, for example: 01234567. The "0" was possibly the persons RACE. Number "1" meant the person was good for LABOR. Number 2 meant the person's religion, and 3 possibly meant the person is headed for the GAS chambers. It was a simple system but needed a state-of-the-art managing mechanism. That mechanism was developed by IBM, (Industrial Business Machines). The only way to identify an individual was to check the Tattoo, on the persons arm, and compare it to the "Punch Cards", developed by the Nazis and with help from the U.S. Today, our Government is using more advanced identification for it's population. You can learn more by researching the following sites. and

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Which arm of the Jews was tattooed during the Holocaust?

on the left forearm. ~marie~

Why were Jews branded during the Holocaust?

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Jews selected for work at the Auschwitz group of camps were registered and tattooed. This was not done at other camps and they were not branded.

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The numbers were tattooed. The only camp where this was done was the Auschwitz cmplex of camps.

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They were forcibly tattooed by the Nazis, as an indelible form of identification.

What part of the body were the Jews tattooed on during the Holocaust?

This no doubt refers to the tattooing done at Auschwitz. Initially it was done on the chest, but soon it was changed to the inside of the forearm.

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