10 Facts You Never Knew About The Holocaust
Many people learn about the Holocaust during high school history class, and it was a dark period in human history. However, there are many things about the Holocaust that most people are unaware of. For example, at one point, Hitler offered to hand over all of the Jewish prisoners to any country that would take them. Canada, the United States, and every other country refused, except for the Dominican Republic, which harbored only 100,000 people. There are many dark secrets about the Holocaust that many people don’t know, but this list intends to shed some light on those facts.
Salamo Arouch was a Jewish boxer who was imprisoned in a Nazi camp. He was forced to fight other prisoners and he always won. The losers would be executed. He survived until he was rescued.
Fake Typhoid Outbreak
Two Polish doctors faked a typhoid outbreak in their town, which stopped the Nazi’s from entering it. This saved over 8,000 Jews.
Leica Freedom Train
Ernst Leitz II of the Leica Camera company had many Jewish employees living in Germany, and he did his best to relocate all of them before Nazi Germany closed its borders. He saved hundreds of lives.
Zyklon B was the substance used to kill millions of Jews. The company that created it is still around today, as a pesticide company.
Hitler had a plan to collect Jewish artifacts and build a “museum of the extinct race” once the war was over.
There was a group of Jews who, after the war, took it upon themselves to execute former Nazi’s. One of their plans was a “reverse holocaust” that involved poisoning the German water supply. Their plan was ruined by the British, though.
1 Million Children
Over 1 million children died during the Holocaust, which is an alarming amount.
Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese consul, saved 6,000 Jews by writing them visas to Japan, even after he was told not to.
That’s how many Jewish people were murdered during the Holocaust – 1/3 of all of the Jewish people in the world.
Josef Mengele was a Nazi doctor, who specifically performed operations on Jewish children. In one operation, he tried to create Siamese twins by sewing two children together.