The Holocaust

Hungarian Jews at Auschwitz II–Birkenau concentration camp in Poland, May/June 1944

Hungarian Jews at Auschwitz II–Birkenau concentration camp in Poland, May/June 1944

The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered approximately 6 million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945. Jews were targeted for extermination as part of a larger event which involved the persecution and murder of other groups by the regime, including in particular the Roma, ethnic Poles, and “incurably sick”, as well as political opponents, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Soviet prisoners of war. Wikipedia

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Articles and Clippings about the Holocaust

Definition of ‘genocide’ and how it relates to the actions of the Nazis during the HolocaustDefinition of ‘genocide’ and how it relates to the actions of the Nazis during the Holocaust Sun, Dec 2, 1945 – 19 · The Monitor (McAllen, Texas) · Newspapers.comReferences to a Nazi document giving detail about the Final Solution and extermination of the JewsReferences to a Nazi document giving detail about the Final Solution and extermination of the Jews Mon, Oct 20, 1947 – Page 4 · Kingsport Times (Kingsport, Tennessee) · Newspapers.comGenocide as a definition of the events at Auschwitz and Birkenau during the HolocaustGenocide as a definition of the events at Auschwitz and Birkenau during the Holocaust Tue, Jan 2, 1945 – Page 4 · Muncie Evening Press (Muncie, Indiana) · Newspapers.comPicture of prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp at Sarreguemines, FrancePicture of prisoners in a Nazi concentration camp at Sarreguemines, France Mon, Jan 1, 1945 – Page 4 · The Alexandria Times-Tribune (Alexandria, Indiana) · Newspapers.com"Terror Reigned as Nazis Attacked Jews" Tue, Jan 27, 1942 – Page 7 · The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware) · Newspapers.comAuschwitz survivor describes his experiencesAuschwitz survivor describes his experiences Wed, Apr 11, 1945 – Page 1 · Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) · Newspapers.com"Liberated Frenchwomen tell of horrible life at foul German crematorium near Auschwitz" Thu, Mar 22, 1945 – 5 · The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) · Newspapers.comDescription of Nazi concentration camps by two Jews who escaped concentration camps in PolandDescription of Nazi concentration camps by two Jews who escaped concentration camps in Poland Sat, Jan 13, 1945 – 13 · The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) · Newspapers.comMonument at Belsen concentration camp erected by the British, liberators of the campMonument at Belsen concentration camp erected by the British, liberators of the camp Wed, Jun 13, 1945 – Page 1 · Press and Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, New York) · Newspapers.comDeath toll still rising despite best efforts after liberation of Dachau concentration campDeath toll still rising despite best efforts after liberation of Dachau concentration camp Wed, May 30, 1945 – Page 7 · Battle Creek Enquirer (Battle Creek, Michigan) · Newspapers.comBuchenwald concentration camp records kept by S.S. officers found by the AmericansBuchenwald concentration camp records kept by S.S. officers found by the Americans Mon, Apr 16, 1945 – 6 · The Guardian (London, Greater London, England) · Newspapers.comConcentration camp inmates re-enact ways of torture used by the NazisConcentration camp inmates re-enact ways of torture used by the Nazis Sun, Apr 29, 1945 – 4 · The Sunday Herald (Provo, Utah) · Newspapers.com
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