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Millions.

It is hard to calculate how many people contributed, also what constitutes a contribution. In many countries the local authorities collected the Jews for the Germans to do with what they would.

It could be argued that the passivity of many nations and of the League of Nations in the 1930's showed Hitler that he could do whatever he wanted to the Jews and no one would help them.

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Between about 1942 and the early 1945 the total number of personnel running the concentration and extermination camps was 55,000 at any given time. Of these, about 3,000 (?) were women. Many of those operating the extermination camps were not actually Germans, but Ukrainians, Lithuanians and others.

In addition, there were the mobile killing units (Einsatagruppen) and, contrary toa widespread myth, the regular German army on the Eastern Front and in Serbia was significantly involved in mass murder.

The population of Greater Germany in 1941 was over 71 million. Even if one allows for some changes in staff and the numbers in the mobile killing units the percentage of Germans directlyinvolved in the killings was extremely small.

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How many people were involved in the Holocaust? Where does personal responsibility for the Holocaust begin? Does operating a locomotive hauling Jews, homosexuals, and assorted other undesirables make you a party to the crime of mass murder? Were pastors and priests who issued the baptismal certificates (for parents and grandparents) to provide evidence that people were not of Jewish origin (those Ariernachweise) in some sense responsible, too?

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