Today is Holocaust Memorial Day.

Jews estimated murdered in the Holocaust: 6 million

Number of Jewish children killed by the Nazis: 1.1 million

We also remember all the homosexuals who were killed by the Nazis: between 3000 and 9000

And the number of mentally ill or physically disabled who were put to death by the Nazis: approximately 200,000

And the Roma people killed: estimates range between 220,000 and 500,000

* Number of camps, prisons and other facilities of incarceration within Germany and the lands it occupied: 40,000

* Number of Nazi extermination camps: 6 – Auschwitz, Belzec, Chelmno, Majdanek, Sobibor and Treblinka, all of them in occupied Poland

* Number of cities, towns and villages where Germans forced Jews to live in closed ghettos: Approximately 1,100, according to the “Yad Vashem Encyclopedia of the Ghettos During the Holocaust”

* Number of Nazi war criminals imprisoned after being convicted, between 1945 and 1985: 10,000

* Number of Nazi war criminals executed during the same period: 5,000

Countries occupied by Germany, with percentage of their Jewish populations killed, and number of victims in brackets:

Poland: 91 percent (approximately 3 million)

Greece: 87 percent (65,000)

Lithuania: 83 percent (140,000)

Slovakia: 80 percent (71,000)

Yugoslavia: 77 percent (60,000)

Latvia: 76 percent (70,000)

Netherlands: 71 percent (100,000)

Hungary: 66 percent (550,000)

Bohemia/Moravia: 66 percent (78,000)

Norway: 45 percent (762)

Romania: 44 percent (270,000)

Estonia: 44 percent (2,000)

Belgium: 38 percent (25,000)

Luxembourg: 28 percent (1,000)

Soviet Union: 33 percent (1,000,000)

France: 30 percent (77,000)

Austria: 27 percent (50,000)

Germany: 25 percent (142,000)

Italy: 17 percent (7,500)

Finland: 0.35 percent (8)

Denmark: 0.75 percent (60)

In the words of the memorial prayer we say on Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) – we remember what might have been and what all those who were murdered might have given to the world.


  1. Manfred calls himself a Holocaust escapee Beth Shalom said he was a survivor. He was a speaker for Beth Shalom it has been a very important part of our lives.


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  2. Even now, Andrea, it’s hard to take in the vast numbers. We have been to the Holocaust Memorial building in Vilnius, where I found members of my own family on the lists of deportees to Auschwitz.


  3. Hi Andy, This is bone-chilling in its detail. But why would such a small percentage of Jews be killed in Germany and Austria? I would think it might have been the highest percentage. Glad you and Stephen are fine. Love, Mickey

    On Wed, Jan 27, 2021 at 4:40 AM My Life in Poems wrote:

    > Andrea Neidle posted: ” Today is Holocaust Memorial Day. We remember all > the Jews who were murdered. Number of Jews who lived in Europe before > 1933: Approximately 9.5 million, 60 percent of the world’s Jews Jews > estimated murdered in the Holocaust: 6 million” >


    1. It might be because a number of Jews left Germany and Austria before the war or at its start. Some came to the UK, including the parents of people we know. Others went to other countries in Europe thinking that would save them.


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