The Horror ! The Horror ! … — #History, #Holocaust

by C. Michael Eliasz-Solomon

TheScreamToday’s title comes from a quote from Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski).

In today’s NY Times (article), The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking, by Eric Lichtblau. Read this article, which enumerates the disturbing horror of WWII to ever greater numbers.

If you trace genealogy, particularly Jewish genealogy, but also Polish Christian genealogy too, you will encounter these stories — over and over again. The Horror!

Read the NYT article, but the numbers being reported by the researchers, are that they have  now cataloged some 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps throughout Europe.

Here’s a partial breakdown:  30,000 slave labor camps; 1,150 Jewish ghettos; 980 concentration camps; 1,000 prisoner-of-war camps; 500 brothels filled with sex slaves; and thousands of other camps used for euthanizing the elderly/infirm, performing forced abortions, etc. The victims were not just Jews being victimized; They were Poles, Russians, gypsies, homosexuals, and the mentally impaired. Dr. Megargee (one of the researchers)  had expected to find perhaps 7,000 “camps”, but the number quickly passed 11,500, then 20,000, then 30,000, and now is currently about 42,500 camps. A staggering, mind numbing number.

The numbers are so much higher than we originally thought

– Hartmut Berghoff

History will now show that far more than 6 Million victims were claimed by Nazi atrocities. The Horror! The Horror!

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3 Comments to “The Horror ! The Horror ! … — #History, #Holocaust”

  1. Here’s a map from the article:
    https://twitter.com/Stanczyk_/status/308305213935214592/photo/1

    You would need to have 40x as many dots to show all camps now known.

  2. You my dear husband honor me – by legally taking my Jewish last name/having our children do the same; by including Jewish genealogy in your scholarly endeavors, by keeping our homes Kosher, celebrating the Jewish holidays and by protecting/defending Israel and my people – all this you do – your being Polish Catholic makes more poignant your efforts and concerns – your devotion to we Jews. Thank you – I adore, love and respect you – now & forever, your wife, Tereza Diane Eliasz-Solomon!!!

    This blog post is rich in meaningfulness – well stated and a must read for all REALLY good & REALLY honest people – of ALL faiths & life disciplines!!!

    Shalom!!!

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