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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