Today is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army. According to the BBC, 1.1 million people, primarily Jewish, were put to death by the Nazis in the camp.
Approximately six million Jews were systematically murdered in Nazi concentration camps in World War ll, between 1939 and 1945.
Before the Holocaust, the pre-war Jewish population (and as early as 1933) in Europe was approximately 9.5 million. By 2012, Europe's Jewish population was approximately 1.4 to 1.6 million.
About half of the world's Jewish population lives in the U.S.
- Additional sources NerLeElef/Judaism Online, other web sites.
Viva Charlie Hebdo:
Yahweh-Allah-God-Elohim-Ahura Mazda just before His first cup of coffee in the morning.
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Happy belated Martin Luther King Day. I was out of state on 1/19 ...
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