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The Holocaust Non-Jewish Victims. General Information  6 million Jewish victims (approximately)  5+ million non-Jewish victims  Victims = people who.

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1 The Holocaust Non-Jewish Victims

2 General Information  6 million Jewish victims (approximately)  5+ million non-Jewish victims  Victims = people who stood in the way of or did not fit into Nazi ideology  Husbands & wives of Jews forced to get divorce or go to concentration camp  “Interracial” marriages not allowed under Hitler

3 Poles  Hitler’s first target  Poland invaded in Sept  Rounded up for slave labor & scientific experiments  Blond Poles were “Germanized” – Taken to be raised as Nazis by German  6 million killed (approx.)

4 Afro-Europeans  Result of Post-WWI mixing  According to Hitler – Mulattos result from rape or “loose” mothers – African-German children “insult” to German Nation  Commission No. 3 – Sterilization of mulatto children – Approximately 400 sterilized, many without parent knowledge

5 Jehovah Witness  Killed for belief & recognition of no god other than Jehovah  Refused to sign documents of loyalty to Nazi ideology  Forced to wear purple arm bands& triangles  Imprisoned as dangerous traitors

6 Gypsies  Chosen for total annihilation  Seen as racially inferior and degenerate –> worthless  500,000 victims (approx.)  Brown triangles & armbands

7 Homosexuals  Predominantly male victims  Allowed to be further humiliated inside camps  5,000 to 15,000 victims  Pink triangles & armbands  Included S.S. members suspected of being homosexual

8 The Handicapped  Hitler believed it was a waste of time & money to support them  Deemed useless & put directly to death  Thousands of victims

9 Christian & Catholic Leaders  Hitler wanted to create new religion and replace Jesus Christ as the person to worship  Hitler wanted worship of Nazi ideology, not Jesus  Targeted for influential nature  Thousands allowed to die slowly of disease & starvation

10 Those That Resisted  Defenders of victims  Spoke out against the Nazis and Hitler  Victims included citizens of all nations (including Germany)


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