by:Ansley & Chloe
Of the nine million Jews who had resided in Europe before the Holocaust, approximately two-thirds were killed.
Over one million Jewish children were killed in the Holocaust.
When WWII started Jewish people were forced to wear a yellow Star of David with the word ‘Jude’ written on it so that Nazi’s and other could identify them as Jewish.
The first victims of the Holocaust were people with disabilities.
The Holocaust was hidden from the allied powers until the end of the war.
5,000 Jewish communities were wiped out during the Holocaust.
Jewish people were usually forced out of their home to smaller apartments with other families.
Once World War II began, the Nazis ordered all Jews to wear a yellow Star of David on their clothing so they could be easily targeted.
In 1939 (when the WWII started), there were over 7 million Jewish people in East and Central Europe.
There were close to eleven million deaths during the Holocaust.
The Holocaust in Hebrew is called the Shoah which means catastrophe.
4. Out of the 6 million Jews that were wiped out; 1 million were kids, 2 million were females and 3 million were males.
Prisoners, mainly Jews, called Sonderkommando were forced to bury corpses or burn them in ovens.
Approximately 220,000-500,000 Romanies (Gypsies) were killed during the Holocaust.
Of the nine million Jews who lived in Europe before the Holocaust, an estimated 2/3 were murdered.
The term "Holocaust," comes originally from the Greek word "holokauston" which means "sacrifice by fire".
Today, the Holocaust refers to the Nazi's persecution and planned slaughter of the Jewish people.
Prisoners were forced to do hard physical labor and given very little food.
After World War II started in 1939, the Nazis began ordering Jews to wear a yellow Star of David on their clothing so they could be easily recognized and targeted.
Those who deny the Holocaust argue that the Nazi concept of a Final Solution always meant only the emigration of the Jews, not their extermination.
It is estimated that 1.1 million people were killed at Auschwitz.