11 Facts about the Holocaust

Eliza | 11 - 18 - 2020

The Holocaust was the state-sponsored mass murder of some 6 million European Jews and millions of others by the German Nazis. It is a part of Adolf Hitler’s Final Solution. Here we have listed some of the important holocaust information. Read on!

Must-Know 11 Holocaust Facts 

The word Holocaust is derived from the Greek holokauston, a translation of the Hebrew word ‘olah’, which means burnt sacrifice offered whole to god.   

What Does the Term “Final Solution” Mean?
  • A. To murder all the Jews
  • B. To have mercy
  • C. To feed the Jews
  • D. None of the above

How long did the holocaust last? The holocaust was a mass murder of millions of Jewish people including women and children and other people with disabilities by the Nazi regime during the World War II. It happened between 1933 – 1945.

The Nazis constructed more than 44,000 incarceration sites, which included forced-labor camps, detention centers and killing centers. They functioned independently of any judicial review and torture, starvation, and mass murder were frequent.

100,000 mentally and physically disabled Germans were murdered between the start of the war and August 1941. Around 6,000,000 Jews were murdered in the Holocaust.

In the year 1939, the Nazi government forced all Jewish people to wear a yellow Star of David on their outfits. This is to differentiate the Jewish people from the other European people.

On 10th May 1933, the Nazi’s burned books written by the Jews during public rallies in Germany.

In the Nazi concentration camp, all the prisoners were forced to complete difficult and extreme physical labor without any adequate food, water or shelter. The Nazi doctors also performed numerous experiments on the prisoners without their consent.

Carbon Dioxide filled chambers were in use to kill the mentally handicapped Poles from November 1939.

The Nazi government killed the prisoners of the concentration camps by shooting them and then they found out an easy way to kill more prisoners with less cost. Zyklon B gas was first used at Auschwitz-Birkenau in September 1941.

The Mosque of Paris helped Jews escape the Nazis by giving them Muslim IDs during World War II.

The largest extermination camp was Auschwitz-Birkenau, which was located in Poland and responsible for killing approximately one million Jewish people.

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