The Holocaust Survivors

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Introduction

The holocaust was a genocide in which 6 million Jews were killed by the Nazis and their collaborators. Some historians use a definition of the Holocaust that includes the additional five million non-Jewish victims of Nazi mass murders, bringing the total to approximately eleven million.
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Nazi party holds mass meeting in Buckeberg in 1934. Other Nazi officials walk behind Hitler.

Holocaust Survivor Meets Her Liberator, Seven Decades Later

Concentration camps

There were several concentration camps, one being Auschwitz. From early 1942 until late 1944, transport trains delivered Jews to the camp's gas chambers from all over German-occupied Europe, where they were killed with the pesticide Zyklon B. At least 1.1 million prisoners died at Auschwitz, around 90 percent of them Jewish; approximately 1 in 6 Jews killed in the Holocaust died at the camp.
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This is a picture of the entrance to Auschwitz

antisemitism

The word antisemitism means prejudice against or hatred of jews The Holocaust, the state-sponsored persecution and murder of European jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945, is history's most extreme example of antisemitism.
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This is the tattoo of the numbers every Jew got upon entering Auschwitz concentration camp.

Ghettos

  1. The largest ghetto in Poland was the Warsaw ghetto, where more than 400,000 Jews were crowded into an area of 1.3 square miles. Other major ghettos were established in the cities of Lodz, Krakow, Bialystok, Lvov, Lublin, Vilna, Kovno, Czestochowa, and Minsk.