Non-Jewish Victims of the Holocaust

By: Kelly Futch

The Holocaust

The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, was a genocide in which approximately six million Jewish people were killed by Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime and its collaborators. There were also six million other types of people killed. That is twelve people in all killed. It took place from January 3, 1933 to May 8, 1945.

The People Killed

Adolf Hitler killed twelve million people. Half of them were Jewish people. That leaves six million non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Jehovah's Witnesses, Roma Gypsies, priest, disabled people, blacks, and spouses to these people were also slaughtered.