91 Important Facts about the Holocaust | Fact Retriever

Over 11 million people were murdered during the Holocaust, including 6 million Jews

Over 1.1 million prisoners died at Auschwitz, of which 90 percent of those murdered were Jewish

The Holocaust would not have been without mass transportation

It took between 3-15 minutes to kill everyone in the gas chamber

Thousands of concentration camp prisoners died within their first week of freedom from malnutrition and disease

The Nazi-era witnessed the direct and indirect theft of over $150 billion of tangible assets of victims of Nazi persecution

When Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau and Majdanek camps, they found hundreds of thousands of shoes, but very few living prisoners

Soldiers executed women in mass shooting operations at hundreds of locations

The personification of evil, Heinrich Himmler was one of the primary people responsible for the Holocaust

IBM used its punch card technology and its information technology to systematize and accelerate Hitlers anti-Jewish program

Many homosexual Holocaust survivors were re-imprisoned and remained deviants in the eyes of post-war society

Main Concentration Camps and Associated Deaths[2]

Important Dates[2][10]


1Altman, Linda Jacobs. Impact of the Holocaust. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishing, Inc, 2004.

2Byers, Ann. The Holocaust Camps. Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishing, Inc, 1998.

3Hayes, Peter. Lessons and Legacies: Memory, Memorialization, and Denial. Vol III. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Publishing Press, 1999.

4Ike and the Death Camps. Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission. 2004. Accessed: May 25, 2011.

5Laqueur, Walter, ed. The Holocaust Encyclopedia. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001.

6Levy, Pat. The Holocaust Causes. Austin, TX: Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers, 2001.

7Muselman. Jewish Virtual Library. 2010. Accessed: June 14, 2011.

8Muslims Honor Jewish Holocaust Victims at Auschwitz. Reuters. February 1, 2011. Accessed: May 25, 2011.

9Willoughby, Susan.The Holocaust. Chicago, IL: Heinemann Library, 2001.

10Wood, Angela Gluck.Holocaust: The Events and Their Impact on Real People. New York, NY: DK Publishing, Inc, 2007.

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