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Auschwitz-Bierkenau - Episode 3

Third photo from a series dedicated to the former concentration camps of Auschwitz-Bierkenau.


Starting in 1942, the Nazis contructed six installations with large scale gassing facilities and with crematoria for the disposal of bodies. They were Auschwitz, Belzec, Chelmno, Majdanek, Sobibor, and Treblinka. All were located in Poland. 1,500,000 Jews were murdered at Auschwitz; 360,000 at Chelmno; 250,000 at Sobibor; 600,000 at Belzec; and 840,000 at Treblinka.

Polish-Soviet area 4,565,000
Germany 125,000
Austria 65.000
Czechoslovakia 277,000
Hungary 402,000
France 83,000
Belgium 24,000
Luxembourg 700
Italy 7,500
Netherlands 106,000
Norway 760
Romania 40,000
Yugoslavia 60,000
Greece 65,000

What are this numbers? Estimated Jewish people murdered under Nazi regime... only jewish... in a total of 5,820,960 people!!!

It is estimated that 2 million were killed by the Einsatzgruppen (special duty troops of the SS’s); 3.3 million in the gas chambers, and about 500,000 died in the ghettos of Eastern Europe of hunger, disease, and exhaustion, and as victims of random terror and reprisals.

And don't forget the other so-called inferior races at the nazi eyes: Polish/russians/gipsys/homosexuals and so on and on and on and on...

Mario Lopes

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