Non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust

Not all of the victims of the Holocaust were Jewish

Jews WEREN'T the only ones

The Jews were were most definitely the Nazis primary targets. The Nazis and their collaborators also persecuted other groups for racial or ideological reasons. People of these certain races or ideological reasons were put in concentration camps and killed. Approximately eleven million were killed. Six million of them were Jewish people. The other five million were other groups that they felt did not belong.

The Holocaust's Forgotten Victims

The 5 Million Non-Jewish People Killed By The Nazis

An estimated 100,000 homosexual men were arrested and some sent to prisons. Between 5,000 and 15,000 were sent to concentration camps. Some were forced to wear pink triangles on their uniform to show that they were gay. Romani gypsies were the second-largest group of people killed on racial grounds in the Holocaust. They considered the outsiders and "racially impure." Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor at Auschwitz, was fascinated by identical twins. He tortured them for experiments. He told people he was "furthering his research into genetics." Those with mental and physical illnesses were regarded by the Nazis as “unworthy of life." The institutions were turned into mass killing centers. Many members of the Christian clergy were sent to camps around 3,000 were killed between 1939 and 1945 in these camps.

By: Jordan Cook

I hope this taught you a little more about the Holocaust, and also how it was not only Jews that were killed.