20 Horrifying Holocaust Facts That Every Human Should Know

20 Horrifying Holocaust Facts That Every Human Should Know

“The Holocaust was a tragic and devastating event in history, claiming the lives of millions of innocent people. We must remember and honor the victims of this horrific chapter in human history and educate future generations about the atrocities committed during this time. We will delve into the facts of the Holocaust and gain a deeper understanding of the persecution, the horror of the concentration camps, and the impact it had on millions of lives.”

Horrifying Facts about Holocaust

1. The Holocaust was a dark chapter in history, where approximately one-third of all Jewish people alive at the time were brutally murdered by the Nazis.

2. The innocent lives of over 1.1 million Jewish children were brutally taken, leaving behind a legacy of trauma and loss.

20 Horrifying Holocaust Facts That Every Human Should Know

3. Salamo Arouch, a Jewish boxer, was forced to fight fellow prisoners at Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust, with the losers being sent to their deaths. Despite the unimaginable odds, he survived over two years and 200 fights until the camp was liberated.

4. In contrast to the actions of the Nazis, Japan, despite being an ally of Germany, offered refuge to Jewish refugees during WWII and rejected Nazi protests.

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5. The Nazi regime had plans to collect thousands of Jewish artifacts and create a “Museum of an Extinct Race” after the war, as a twisted tribute to their genocidal actions.

Shocking Facts about Holocaust

20 Horrifying Holocaust Facts That Every Human Should Know

6. Witold Pilecki, a brave Polish soldier, voluntarily put his own life at risk by infiltrating Auschwitz concentration camp, to gather information and bring awareness about the Holocaust to the world.

7. The Leica Camera company, before the Holocaust, provided employment and a haven for hundreds of Jews, giving them a chance to escape the looming danger.

8. The Mosque of Paris, during WWII, selflessly extended a helping hand to Jewish individuals in need by providing them with Muslim identification documents, thus saving them from the Nazis’ persecution and showing that humanity transcends religious boundaries.

9. In 1945, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, anticipating the possibility of Holocaust denial, urged the press to document and bear witness to the atrocities committed in the concentration camps.

20 Horrifying Holocaust Facts That Every Human Should Know

10. Holocaust denial is a crime in 17 countries, including Germany and Austria, as it is seen as an insult to the victims and an attempt to diminish the gravity of the atrocities committed.

Facts about Holocaust

20 Horrifying Holocaust Facts That Every Human Should Know

11. During WWII, two Polish doctors saved the lives of 8,000 Jews by cleverly faking a typhus epidemic that prevented the Nazis from entering their town, showing their ingenuity and compassion.

12. The only Jewish descendants who were spared by the Nazis were those whose grandparents had converted to Christianity before the founding of the German Empire in 1871.

13. Alfred Hitchcock filmed a documentary about the Holocaust in 1945, but it was hidden until 1984, highlighting the gravity of the atrocities committed and the importance of remembering the victims.

14. The Danish people, during the Holocaust, organized a massive evacuation of Jews to neutral Sweden, resulting in 99% of Denmark’s Jews surviving the Holocaust, showcasing the solidarity and compassion of the Danish people.

15. The Holocaust could have been prevented if the US, Great Britain, and many other nations had accepted Jewish refugees when Hitler offered them a chance to take them in before the Holocaust. Unfortunately, they refused, showing how the world failed the Jewish people during this dark chapter of history.

Facts about Holocaust

16. A Jewish woman, facing unimaginable pressure, exposed up to 3,000 hiding Jews to the Gestapo to save her family, even though her parents and husband were sent to Auschwitz. And she was forced to work for the Gestapo until the end of the war.

17. After WWII, a group of Jewish “Avengers” formulated a plan to take revenge on the Germans by poisoning the water supply of many German cities and killing 6 million Germans. However, the plan was foiled by British police while the poison was in transit.

18. During WWII, a Japanese Consul saved 6,000 Jews from the Holocaust by writing them all Visas to Japan, despite being ordered not to by the government, showing his compassion and courage.

19. During WWII, Allied forces sunk three ships carrying concentration camp survivors by accident, resulting in the deaths of almost 10,000 survivors, highlighting the tragic consequences of war.

20. Approximately 1 in 6 Jews killed in the Holocaust died at Auschwitz, making it one of the most notorious and deadliest concentration camps of the Holocaust.

That’s it for this post guys, I hope you had learned something while reading 20 Terrifying Holocaust facts that you should know.

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