A Brief Explanation of The Holocaust

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Edited By:  Robert A. Guisepi

Date 2001

The Holocaust

We played, we laughed, we were loved.  We were ripped from the arms of our parents and thrown into the fire.  We were nothing more then children.  We had a future.  We were going to be lawyers, teachers, rabbis, wives, doctors, mothers.  We had dreams.  Then we had no hope.  We were taken away in the dead of night.  Like cattle in cars, no air to breathe.  Smothering, crying, starving, dying.  Separated from the world to be no more.  From the ashes, hear our plea.  This atrocity to mankind cannot happen again.  Remember us, for we were the children.  Whose dreams and lives were stolen away. 

"I stood there staring at all the bodies but they were not bodies, just skeletons.  Tears were flowing from my eyes when suddenly a thin man wearing a stripped uniform laid his hand on my shoulder.  His face was thin and I wondered if he was really alive or just a vision I had conjured up.  When he spoke I noticed that there was no passion in his voice.  It was monotone, never rising or lowering in its volume.  After what has happened here, tears are not enough.  Tears will never be enough, he said."

What words can better describe this event?  Let these pictures speak for themselves.

     

    

   

   

  

 

     

     

     

  

 

This should be sufficient enough to demonstrate this horrible event.

 

Holocaust Deaths

Country/Region

Low Estimate

High Estimate

Germany (1938 Borders)

125,000

130,000

Austria

58,0000

65,000

Belgium & Luxembourg

24,700

29,000

Bulgaria

0

7,000

Czechoslovakia

245,000

277,000

France

64,000

83,000

Greece

58,000

65,000

Hungary & Ukraine

300,000

402,000

Italy

7,500

8,000

Netherlands

101,800

106,000

Norway

677

760

Poland & USSR

3,700,000

4,565,000

Romania

40,000

220,000

Yugoslavia

54,000

60,000

TOTAL

4,778,677

6,017,760

Source: Nizkor Project statistics derived from Yad Vashem and Fleming, Hitler and the Final Solution.

 

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

A museum located on 14th Street SW in Washington, D.C., next to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, near the Mall and the Washington Monument; dedicated April 22, 1993, as a memorial to the nearly 6 million Jews killed by Nazi Germany and its allies during World War II; five-story building containing a 20,000-volume library of Holocaust archives, a comprehensive exhibition of historical materials about Nazi genocide, a 414-seat auditorium, a 176-seat movie theater, and a children's wall of remembrance; designed by architect James Ingo Freed; contains commissioned works by such artists as Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Serra.

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