About a third of all Jewish people alive at that time were murdered in the Holocaust.
At least 1.1 million Jewish children were murdered during the Holocaust.
In October 1941, more than 50,000 Jews were killed by Romanian troops in what is now known as the “Odessa massacre.”
In 1945, Eisenhower predicted that people would try to deny the holocaust, so he urged the press to come.
Anne Frank’s concentration camp was liberated by British troops just weeks after her death.
During WWII, Japan received Jewish refugees and rejected the resulting Nazi German protests.
Hitler planned to collect thousands of Jewish artifacts to build a “Museum of An Extinct Race” after the war.
Witold Pilecki, a Polish soldier, volunteered to be imprisoned in Auschwitz in order to gather information, escape and let the world know about the Holocaust.
The Leica Camera company helped hundreds of jews before the Holocaust by hiring, and sending them abroad.
The Mosque of Paris helped Jews escape the Nazis by giving them Muslim IDs during WWII.
Hitler never visited a single concentration camp.
Holocaust denial is either implicitly or explicitly a crime in 17 countries, including Germany and Austria.
More than 870,000 Jews were killed at Treblinka with a staff of just 150 people.
The only Jewish descendants spared by the Nazis where those with grandparents who converted to Christianity before the founding of the German Empire (1871).
During the Holocaust, Jewish boxer Salamo Arouch was imprisoned at Auschwitz. He was forced to fight fellow prisoners; the losers were sent to the gas chambers or shot. He survived over 2 years and 200 fights until the camp was liberated.
A Muslim family that saved Jews during the Holocaust, was later saved by Israel during the genocide in Bosnia, and converted to Judaism.
Four of Freud’s sisters died during the Holocaust in Nazi concentration camps.
During WWII, two polish doctors saved 8,000 Jews from the Holocaust by faking a typhus epidemic that stopped the Nazis entering their town.
Dachau, the first NAZI concentration camp in Germany, opened six years before WWII.
The Mormon Church baptized 380,000 Holocaust victims posthumously, offending and sparking controversy among many Jewish groups.
Alfred Hitchcock filmed a documentary about the Holocaust in 1945. It was hidden until 1984.
99% of Denmark’s Jews survived the Holocaust because the Danish organized a massive evacuation to neutral Sweden.
Before the Holocaust, Hitler gave the U.S., Great Britain, and many other nations a chance to take in Jewish refugees. They refused.
The company that created Zyklon B, the gas that was used to kill millions of Jews in the Holocaust, still exists as a pest control company.
During the Holocaust, a Jewish woman exposed up to 3,000 hiding Jews to the Gestapo to save her family. Even after the Nazis sent her parents and husband to Auschwitz anyway in 1943, she continued to work for the Gestapo until 1945.
After WWII, a group of Jewish “Avengers” formulated a Holocaust revenge plan to kill 6 million Germans by poisoning the water supply of many German cities. However, it was foiled by British police while the poison was in transit.
The SS officer who captured Anne Frank and her family became a member of West Germany’s intelligence service after WWII. He bought Anne Frank’s book to see if he was mentioned.
In Auschwitz, an SS guard fell in love with a Jewish prisoner. He saved her life multiple times and she testified on his behalf during his post-war trial.
During WWII, a Japanese Consul saved 6,000 Jews from the Holocaust by writing them all Visas to Japan even after the government told him not to.
About 60 million Reichmarks, equivalent to £125m today, was generated for the Nazi state by slave labour at Auschwitz during the Holocaust.
In Germany, there’s a specific word for analyzing and learning to live with the past, in particular the Holocaust: “Vergangenheitsbewaltigung.”
During WWII, Allied forces sunk 3 ships carrying concentration camp survivors by accident, killing almost 10,000 survivors.