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Holocaust is a word meaning "great destruction resulting in the extensive loss of life, especially by fire." It is usually reserved for man-made disasters (e.g. "nuclear holocaust"). When used to refer to genocide, the word generally refers to the deaths of Jews and other victims of Nazi Germany during World War 2. (It is also often used to describe the genocide of the Armenians in 1915-1917 by the Ottoman Turkish régime).

Although the exact figure will never be known, here are estimates:

  • The figure of 11 million people dead is often given but it is completely unclear where this figure comes from, and how it is calculated. It is far too low. One also encounters the range 11-17 million.
  • 6 million of these were Jewish (close to two thirds of Europe's Jewish population) and about one quarter of these were children under 15.
  • Up to 270,000 were Roma/Sinti (Gypsies).

In addition, Hitler targeted homosexuals, communists and other political dissidents, most Slavs, Jehovah's Witnesses, dissidents, some Protestant pastors and Catholic priests, black people, the mentally and physically disabled, and others. The figures include the camps as well as the mass graves in the countryside, killings on the street, organized mass shootings (such as Babi Yar, etc.) and basically, any person singled out for their race, religion, political beliefs, or their sexual orientation.

There are approximately 250 Holocaust museums and centres around the world where you can learn more, as well as extensive information elsewhere on the Internet.

  • Jews- 5.9 million
  • Soviet POW's- 3.3 million
  • Non-Jewish Poles- 1.8-2 million
  • Romanis ('gypsies')- 220,000- 270,000 (but even the higher figure may be too low)
  • Disabled- 200,000 - 250,000
  • Homosexuals- 5,000 - 15,000
  • Jehovahs Witnesses- 2,500 - 5,000.
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Who were the primary targets during the Holocaust?

Jews They also killed Deaf people Mentally ill people Physically ill people Disabled people Gypsies Homosexuals Criminals Non German aryan people but other 50% of the amount of people was kille dby the nazis were jews in a total of 7 million jews was killed out of the 12 million who was killed in total during the holocaust

What killed more World War 2 or the holocaust?

World War II killed 8 million people total while the Holocaust killed 11 million people including 6.2 million Jews.

How many Jew were killed out of a total population of Jews living during the Holocaust?

Approximately six million of the estimated nine million Holocaust victims were Jewish.

How many total of children died in the concentration camp Auschwitz?

About 115,000 Children were killed at Auschwitz during the Holocaust.

What is the difference between the Holocaust and slavery?

The difference between the holocaust and American slavery is that the holocaust was an attempt to exterminate an entire race of people. Slaves were brought to America to make a profit or to work for an owner. Because of this difference it is widely mistaken that the amount of people killed in the holocaust was greater than that of slavery. Most people would agree that the number of Jewish people killed during the holocaust comes to a total of 6 million with another 5 million killed for the aid or harboring of a Jew. There were roughly 30 to 40 million slaves killed before ever reaching America. That's not including the number of slaves that were killed after reaching America. Only 10 to 15 million slaves made the journey.

How many people were taken to concentration camps during the Holocaust?

Nazi regime established a total of 300 concentration camps between 1939-1942. An estimated 15-20 million people were imprisoned and killed in these concentration camps.

Did the holocaust effect the population of Europe?

Total approximately 12 million were killed.

What would have happened to the people in the camps if the Allies had not won the war?

Everyone was threatened to be killed. So, since the Germans already killed 11,000,000 total people at the end of the Holocaust, they might have kept going on and killing.

What were the 6 million people that died in World War 2?

The figure OS six million refers to the estimate total number of Jews killed by the Nazis in the Holocaust. (The total number of people killed overall in World War 2 was much higher).

How many killed in Holocaust?

6 million in total. Jews, homosexuals, gypsys and priests.

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