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March 20, 2016

It’s in the books: Over 70 years ago the Holocaust claimed the lives of 11 million people

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 12:24 pm

And you thought that only 6 million people were killed by the Nazis. No, it was 11 million. The famous 6 million victims were all Jews.

You can read about all the victims of the Holocaust in this news article: http://www.beliefnet.com/Entertainment/Books/Books-that-Shed-Light-on-the-Holocaust.aspx

The following quote is from the website cited above:

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Over 70 years ago the Holocaust claimed the lives of 11 million people after Hitler took power in 1933. Of these victims were children, the disabled, the elderly, and gays. There were also gypsies, pastors, ending interracial marriages and the sterilization of black children. The reasons behind these despicable actions were to create a master race.

The leader and murder wanted a master race that would control the world after conquering Europe. The idea was if this Aryan race took the helm that Germany would become more fruitful and successful. The Nazis killed two-thirds of Jews living in Europe. Those who escaped and survived remind us through the written words that we should never forget the sins and bloodstains of the past.

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Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Entertainment/Books/Books-that-Shed-Light-on-the-Holocaust.aspx#mGXruvPfGoYdV7oo.99

Note that the article mentions that disabled people and gays were killed in the Holocaust. I blogged about gay people and the Holocaust at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/hitler-started-with-the-gays-say-what/

I mentioned the “Master Race” in this previous blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/the-master-race/

The article continues on with the story of Corrie ten Boom who “rescued Dutch Jews from the Gestapo during the Holocaust.”

I wrote about Corrie ten Boom on this blog post:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/04/03/corrie-ten-boom-forgave-a-ravensbruck-ss-guard/

Another book that is recommended is “The boy in the striped pajamas.”

I wrote about this book in two blog posts:

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/09/18/my-review-of-the-boy-in-the-striped-pajamas/

https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/the-boy-in-the-striped-pajamas-is-back-in-the-news-today/

Elie Wiesel’s book Night is also recommended. I have written several blog posts under the tag “Elie Wiesel.”

The following quote about Elie Wiesel is from the article:

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[Elie Wiesel’s] book, Night, was published in 1960 and explored the terror he witnessed as a teen. His family was marched into cattle cars and the men and women were separated upon reaching the camp. Those who were selected to the right were gasses [gassed] and those to the left were sent to work camps. After the war he’s worked to end anti-Semitism through education, and shared that the rise of Hitler could’ve been averted.

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I have written several blog posts about Elie Wiesel, which you can read at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/tag/elie-wiesel/