25 Grim And Disturbing Truths About The Holocaust You May Not Be Aware Of

We all know that the Holocaust was a dark time in history, but you may not have realized just how dark it really was. Did you know that during the Evian Conference in France, Hitler offered to hand over all the “Jewish criminals” to any country willing to take them? The US, Britain, Canada, and every other country refused. Only the Dominican Republic offered to take 100,000. In the end Hitler decided to move forward with his “final solution” – total extermination. These are 25 grim and disturbing truths about the Holocaust.

Holocaust featured image via Flickr user: Marion Doss CC2.0

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About 1/3 of all Jewish people in the world were murdered during the Holocaust

holocaust survivorsSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
24

Over 1 million of them were children

Jewish orphansSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

23

In 1945, Eisenhower predicted that people would try to deny the holocaust so he urged the press to come and document it

U.S. President EisenhowerSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
22

Hitler planned to collect thousands of Jewish artifacts and build a "museum of an extinct race" when the war was over

reichstagSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

21

Known as the Leica Freedom Train, Ernst Leitz II of the Leica Camera company relocated many of his Jewish employees before Nazi Germany closed its borders

leicaSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia


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