OVERVIEW
The Holocaust would not even exist without the millions of people who perished from the terror inflicted by the Nazi party. The Nazis dominated much of Europe and killed anyone who stood in their way. From Jews to homosexuals to Jehovah's Witnesses to anyone who fought their beliefs, the Nazis terrorized over 11 million unfortunate victims.




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No mercy was felt during the Holocaust. Here, a mother clutches to her child during their last moments of life.

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Thomas Buergenthal was a child who went to both Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen and surived both of them. He is now a judge.

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Approximately 2 to 3 million Soviet POWs were killed, 2 million ethnic Poles were killed, up to 1,500,000 Romani, 200,000 handicapped, political and religious dissenters, 15,000 homosexuals and 5,000 Jehovah's Witnesses, bringing the death toll to around 11 million. The broadest definition would include 6 million Soviet civilians, raising the death toll to 17 million
















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Boys who have been starved and tortured
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These people were later killed by disease or gas chambers


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This is the triangle the Nazis used for target practice. The homosexuals were forced to wear this triangle in the camps.
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The Nazi's killed approximatley two-thirds of all Jews living in Europe.
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Six million Jews were killed during the Holocaust.
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Auschwitz was the largest concentration and extermination camp built. It is estimated that 1.1 million people were killed at Auschwitz..


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Anne Frank was born on June 12, 1929. Her family lived in Germany until her father declaired it to be to dangerous. They moved to Holland in 1933. On July, 1942, the Frank family left their house in Holland and went to a safe house. They lived their for two years with two other families untill they were found on August 4, 1944.
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A market in the Lodz ghetto.



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Four survivors pose with an American after liberation.
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3 boys smiling after liberation.


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Jews are boarding the trains from the Lodz ghetto and being deported to the Chelmno extermination camp in Poland.
These are just some of the estimated 11 million people murderd during the Holocaust.
These are just some of the estimated 11 million people murderd during the Holocaust.

Julian Bilecki, a teenager, helped save 23 Jews by hiding them from the Nazis. After the Holocaust, 5 of the people Julian Bilecki helped survived and are still alive today.


Jehovah's Witnesses had to wear this patch. If someone wore this patch, it meant they were against raising their hand and saying "Heil Hitler" or saluting the Nazi flag.
Jehovah's Witnesses had to wear this patch. If someone wore this patch, it meant they were against raising their hand and saying "Heil Hitler" or saluting the Nazi flag.
This is a patch Gypsies were forced to wear during the Holocaust.
This is a patch Gypsies were forced to wear during the Holocaust.
This is a patch the Nazis made homosexuals wear.
This is a patch the Nazis made homosexuals wear.



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One way of killing Jews was starvation. Due to the immense lack of proper nutrition, the prisoners of these camps became barley living skeletons.
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It's estimated that 1.1 million children were killed during the Holocaust.

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It is estimated that the Germans established 15,000 camps in the occupied countries, many of them in Poland. In this camp it's estimated to have killed 20,000 inmates.
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After Jews were killed, starved, gassed or tortured to death, their bodies were sent to a crematorium. Here the bodies of thousands of innocent lives were burned away and forgotten