15 Painful Facts About Holocaust
24 Feb, 2017
Even though the history of world has witnessed countless religion-based genocides, the Holocaust of during the Second World War is labeled as the biggest and the most horrible of all
Every year, on January 27, countries around the world observe the International Holocaust Remembrance Day to commemorate the sufferers and fatalities of the Holocaust.Another commemoration, the National Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed on April 23 each year. On this day, we remember more than 6 million Jewish people and other ethnic groups, who were brutally murdered by the Nazi Army during the Second World War.According to some agencies, about 11 million people died in Holocaust between 1933 and 1945.
Even though the history of world has witnessed countless religion-based genocides, the Holocaust of during the Second World War is labeled as the biggest and the most horrible of all.Some self-pronounced prophets were the first to start hatred and violence against non-believers; however, it was Adolf Hitler, who planted the seeds of such shameful violence in the West.
This article combines some of the most shocking and painful facts about the Holocaust of 1930s –
- To be specific, the torturing and violence began in the month of January in the year 1933.
- It ended in May 1945. Did you just figure out, it was twelve years of violence and hatred?
- When the Second World War started, Nazis issued an order to the Jewish. The Jewish were asked wear a yellow star on their clothing, so that they can be easily identified and killed.
- Children were the main target of Nazis during this episode. It was because the Nazis believed that if they would spare the children, they would produce new generations of Jews in years to come.
- At an estimate, over 1.1 million children died during this act of violence.
- Children were first suffocated in too crowded cars. Because of breathlessness, many died.
- Those, who managed to survive the suffocation, were put into gas chambers.
- The International and National Holocaust Remembrance Day is remembered as the day of liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps in 1945.
- The Holocaust Remembrance Day is a national holiday in Israel. Israel is a small and the only Jewish country in the world.
- In Israel, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Hashoah. It was declared holiday in the year 1959.
- During the Nazi rule in Germany, Jews were banned from the public life in Germany.Nuremberg Laws was introduced to implement this ban.
- Jewish people were forced to bury the corpses of others.
- It is also recorded that the dead bodies were burnt in ovens – sometimes, they were burnt alive in oven or on burners.
- The Auschwitz complex be came the witness to most number of killings. According to Fact Retriever.com, over one million people were murdered in this complex.
- Estimations say that there were 9 million Jewish in Europe before the World War. After the war ended, only one third of them were alive.
Mass murdering of Jews ended in May 1945 after Hitler dies and the Nazi army surrendered.It was a great relief for the world and those who were put in death camps by the Nazi army. The stories of Nazi brutality are unlimited, upsetting, fear-provoking, and frightening.
Many efforts were made to calm the suffers and survivors. A number of organizations constituted Holocaust Remembrance Projects and Activities. Even today, people from around the world participate in Holocaust Remembrance Day to pay tribute and commemoration to the people who lost their lives during this series of cruel events. Many, if not most, still believe it will take some more time to forget this black chapter of the history of humanity.