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Research Shows Nazi Camps Twice as Vast as Thought

Previously it was presumed that these institutions numbered around 20,000.
80,000 pairs of shoes in one display, a fraction of the items recycled by the Nazi's at Auschwitz.

80,000 pairs of shoes in one display, a fraction of the items recycled by the Nazi's at Auschwitz.
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The network of camps and ghettos set up by the Nazis across Europe was much larger than previously believed, according to new academic research, the Independent reported.

The research team, based at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, told The Independent the new evidence could be crucial to survivors trying to bring cases for compensation against Germany and other countries for time spent in obscure or undocumented camps.

The cataloguing of all the forced labor sites, ghettos and detention facilities run by the Nazis alongside infamous death camps like Auschwitz now shows more than 42,500 institutions used for persecution and murder.

Previously it was presumed that these institutions numbered around 20,000.

The editors of the Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, which will be published in seven volumes by 2025, estimate that between 15 and 20 million were killed or imprisoned in the facilities set up by the Nazis and associate regimes from France to Russia.

Geoffrey Megargee, the director of the project, said: “The results of our research are shocking. We are putting together numbers that no one ever compiled before, even for camp systems that have been fairly well researched – and many of them have not been.”

He added: “There is a tendency for people to see the Holocaust as consisting of Auschwitz and perhaps a few other places. It’s important to understand that the system was much larger and more complex than that; that many more people knew about it and took part in it; that it was central to the entire Nazi system; and, moreover, that many other countries had their own camp systems.”

The sites included many thousands of slave labor sites used to manufacture war supplies, prisoner of war camps and military brothels where women were dragooned into having sex with Nazi troops.

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One Response to “Research Shows Nazi Camps Twice as Vast as Thought”

  1. this simply confirms that ordinary Germans had to have been active participants in the Holocaust. It confirms the conclusions found in the book by Klee, Dressen and Riess "Schöne Zeiten": Judenmord aus there Sicht there Täter und Gaffer" in English "'The Good Old Times': The Murder of the Jews as Seen by the Perpetrators and Onlookers" or Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen. The later, at the time of its publication, was roundly panned by the liberal elite as an exaggeration as Goldhagen conclusions squarely blamed the ordinary German with collusion and at times complicity.RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG 732 572 2766 5 FAIRHILL RD. EDISON NJ

    As I see it," says DR. YEHUDAH Bauer, MAJOR HOLOCAUST HISTORIAN, "Holocaust survivors are only those people who were physically persecuted by the Nazis or their cohorts. This means people who lived in ghettos and concentration camps or compulsory labor frameworks, who hid or who joined the partisan ranks. I don't mean to denigrate the suffering of people who suffered from race laws and anti-Semitic decree, or those who fled with nothing in their possession, but these are not Holocaust survivors."I AGREE AND REJECT ANY OTHER DEFINTION. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG 732 572 2766.

    The Holocaust can no longer be about the brutality, the murder of 6 million, the murder of 1.5 million children, all the horrors that go along with it,”It needs to be about what these brave souls went through, what we can learn from it. We need to charter that into education about love, about caring. If we take from it only the horrors and the murders, that will destroy the relevance of the Holocaust.

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