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Holocaust: Nazis Built 42,500 Camps, Study Finds
New research has discovered the Nazis created more than six times the number of concentration camps as previously thought and may have killed or imprisoned up to 20 million people.
Some 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps have been catalogued by researchers at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum after 13 years of analysis.
That number includes "killing centres", forced labour camps, prisoner-of-war camps, "care" centres where pregnant women were forced to have abortions or their babies were killed after birth and brothels, The New York Times reported.
At the start of the project in 2000, the researchers had expected to find around 7,000 Nazi facilities across Europe.
Hartmut Berghoff, director of the German Historical Institute in Washington, told the newspaper: "The numbers are so much higher than what we originally thought.
"We knew before how horrible life in the camps and ghettos was, but the numbers are unbelievable."
Among that figure were 30,000 slave labour camps; 1,150 Jewish ghettos; 980 concentration camps; 1,000 prisoner-of-war camps; 500 brothels and thousands of other camps where elderly people were euthanised or forced abortions carried out.
The construction of the camps began as early as 1933 with the imprisonment of political opponents to Adolf Hitler, but they were also used to imprison gypsies and many other ethnic groups as Germany began to invade Europe.
The largest of the camps - the notorious Warsaw Ghetto - held around 500,000 people.
During the Holocaust, the Nazis were thought to have killed six million Jewish people in Europe.
Survivors could use the research with claims over unpaid insurance policies and looted property claims.
what do you think?
Why can we not use the word N azi in a story about N azis when orange themselves use the word N azi? Any logical or justifiable reason?
Simple............DOUBLE STANDARDS. It's their site, so their rules. What they say goes, what we say just........goes!
This story seems perfectly probable to me. Given that the N azi's were and are the most foulest evil ever to pollute this planet. No doubt the Holocaust deniers will claim this as Zionist propaganda. Remember all the babies, pregnant women and little toddlers who were murdered. I can't think of many causes id be prepared to give my life for but fighting fascism is one of them. NEVER AGAIN. NEVER AGAIN.
Evil is not the monopoly of one group of people. Look into British history --its quite shameful . Jewish history itself is also very bloody especially when you read the Jewish scriptures and the ethnic cleansing they carried out. You are obviously aware that Zionist propaganda does exist---just like N azi propaganda and British and US and Palestinian. etc etc.
Very true fish. Very true but I maintain the N azi party is THE most evil ever.
How many did Stalin eventually off? Not starting a debate, just wondering... has to be a similar figure.
Probably more than Hitler Lorgar. . But I maintain the N azi regime was the most evil regime ever.
And at the end of the war the British, Americans & Russians grabbed as many of these evil N azi scientists and engineers as they could for their own purposes
Oh i agree Stevie. I may look into that. Hard to say which dictator was most evil... either gassing in Hitler's case or mass starvation in Stalin's... not to mention the utter paranoia both suffered from which led to the deaths of thousands of army personnel. Even Stalin condemned his own son Yakov to die, for the crime of being captured. Ruthless men.
Lorgar - two true examples of how absolute power corrupts absolutely. Just like the Caesars of ancient Rome. Nero kicked his pregnant wife to death (Poppea) for criticising one of his poems.
When the Germans do it,they do it well
The only time France was run properly was between 1940 and 1944
Ha not bad Dave...
a maintanance engineer at a medical equipment factory i went to work on a few years back told me. That they used to have a gas steriliser that was made by the company that made the gas chambers at auschwitz. And he said they still make mobile gas chambers for medical sterilisation. Whether that is true or not i have never found out. Its not the sort of thing i google for. But it sounds too messed up to be false
When you think about it Chris a lot of German firms, science and engineering in particular, have dirty hands from that period. Siemens, Krupp, BMW, Mercedes to name a few all had contracts with the Reich Government. So i can believe that story!
True and loads of scientists where given new homes in the states and UK. Werner von braun being the big one. NASA owes all its success and history to him.
Indeed. If the US hadn't had access to such genius (and they were, however distasteful) then i can well believe man on the moon would have been 20 years later.
You could almost make allowences for some of their projects when you look at how they can be applied to furthur our understandings of our world and its place in the universe . Its a shame that the technology had to be used to cause destruction and fight wars first. But i suppose even today that still happens.
Chris - did you know that the crematoriums used in the concentration camps were based on a design of an industrial crematorium first invented at Bilston in the Black country. Fact.
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Interesting to see how long your imbecilic statement lasts on here...
People still think It's appropriate to make jokes about this.........
Stalin in fact killed more but you might.argue he was consistantly evil rather than prejudiced.
i think to be fair the germans get the blame for a lot of massacres that were actually committed by the russians and other east european countries, so it makes it seem like they were much worse than they actually were. don't get me wrong they obviously did some horrible stuff, but i think the russians definately killed a lot more. also the americans and japanese commited some terrible atrocoties aswell. the problem with germany was that they were led by a complete maniac who is of course reknowned throughout history for the things he did.
I suggest people watch the Doc THE N azi a warning from history. It seems history is starting to repeat itself, and if we ignore it, we will be back to the 1930s and all that happened.