truth of the photographs of the crimes and atrocities included
in this Holocaust project needs to be shown. The photos may be
of graphic nature and disturbing - before providing access to
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murderer of millions,
master of destruction and organized insanity, was seized by an obsession
with the Jews all his life. The Nazi Führer had always been
straightforward about his plans - his dream of a racially
"pure" empire would tolerate no Jews. He announced at many
occasions the "annihilation of the Jews" living in the
territory under his control. In Hitler's mind, murdering millions of
Jews could only be accomplished under the confusion of war - from the
beginning he was planning a war that would engulf Europe ..
The Holocaust was the systematic annihilation of six million Jews during
World War 2. In 1933 approximately nine million Jews lived in the 21
countries of Europe that would be military occupied by Germany during
the war. By 1945 two out of every three European Jews had been killed by
1.5 million children were murdered during the Holocaust. This figure
includes more than 1.2 million Jewish children, tens of thousands of
Gypsy children and thousands of institutionalized handicapped children.
Nazi persecution, arrests, and deportations were directed against all
members of Jewish families without concern for age. Plucked from their
homes and stripped of their childhoods, the children had witnessed the
murder of parents, siblings, and relatives. They faced starvation,
illness and brutal labor, until they were consigned to the gas chambers.
Here you find a few of the Jewish children of Auschwitz - but there are
no happy endings. The little children were all murdered in Auschwitz
during the Holocaust.