truth of the Holocaust photos and pictures of Nazi crimes and atrocities
included in this project needs to be shown.
The Holocaust photos may be of graphic nature and disturbing -
before providing access to younger learners, parents
and teachers should preview the sites and guide
through what they may read and see.
The Holocaust was the systematic annihilation of six
million Jews during the Nazi genocide - in 1933 nine
million Jews lived in the 21 countries of Europe
that would be occupied by Nazi Germany during World
War 2. By 1945 two out of every three European Jews
had been killed.
The number of children killed by the Nazis is not
fathomable and full statistics for the tragic fate
of the children will never be known. Estimates range
as high as 1.5 million murdered children during the Holocaust.
This figure includes more than 1.2 million Jewish
children, tens of thousands of Gypsy
children and thousands of institutionalized
Plucked from their homes and stripped of their
childhoods, the children had witnessed the murder of
parents, siblings, and relatives. They faced
starvation, illness and brutal labor, until they
were consigned to the gas chambers.