19 Thrilling Facts You Did Not Know About HOLOCAUST

Facts About Holocaust

1. About a third of all Jewish people alive at that time were murdered in the Holocaust.

2. At least 1.1 million Jewish children were murdered during the Holocaust.

3. In October 1941, more than 50,000 Jews were killed by Romanian troops in what is now known as the "Odessa massacre."

4. In 1945, Einsenhower predicted that people would try to deny the holocaust, so he urged the press to come.

5. Anne Frank's concentration camp was liberated by British troops just weeks after her death.

6. During WWII, Japan received Jewish refugees and rejected the resulting Nazi German protests.

7. Hitler planned to collect thousands of Jewish artifacts to build a "Museum of An Extinct Race" after the war.

8. Witold Pilecki, a Polish soldier, volunteered to be imprisoned in Auschwitz in order to gather information, escape and let the world know about death camps.

9. The Leica Camera company helped hundreds of jews before the Holocaust by hiring, and sending them abroad.

10. The Mosque of Paris helped Jews escape the Nazis by giving them Muslim IDs during WWII.

11. Hitler never visited a single concentration camp.

12. Holocaust denial is either implicitly or explicitly a crime in 17 countries, including Germany and Austria.

13. More than 870,000 Jews were killed at Treblinka with a staff of just 150 people.

14. The only Jewish descendants spared by the Nazis where those with grandparents who converted to Christianity before the founding of the German Empire (1871).

15. A Muslim family that saved Jews during the Holocaust, was later saved by Israel during the genocide in Bosnia, and converted to Judaism.

16. Four of Freud's sisters died at the Holocaust in Nazi concentration camps.

17. During WWII, two polish doctors saved 8,000 Jews from the Holocaust by faking a typhus epidemic that stopped the Nazis entering their town.

18. Dachau, the first NAZI concentration camp in Germany, opened six years before WWII.

19. The Mormon Church baptized 380,000 Holocaust victims posthumously, offending and sparking controversy among many Jewish groups.

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