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February 2, 2011

How many German Jews were killed in the Holocaust?

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 8:27 am

Everyone knows that there were 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, but how many of them were Jewish citizens of Germany?

This question was on my mind today, as I was reading an article on the Huffington Post with the title “An American Jew Roams in Germany.”

This quote is from the article, which was written by a Rabbi:

Although this was my fifth visit, the specter of the holocaust always accompanied me. How could it not? The enormity of the crime leaves permanent shadows. Hints of it exist in all the holocaust symbolism that one cannot shake: the trains that pass, the Synagogues that were burned to the ground and later rebuilt, the large Third Reich ministries that still remain, and the police who carry automatic weapons (ironically, most of them are posted outside Jewish community centers to protect them). This was once the most dangerous of all places for a Jew and even today, though Germany is a thoroughly modern and tolerant society, the ghosts of six million dead still haunt it.   (more…)