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Pages: 115. Chapters: The Holocaust, Srebrenica massacre, Flight
and expulsion of Germans (1944-1950), World War II persecution of
Serbs, Bosnian Genocide, Expulsion of Germans from Czechoslovakia,
Ethnic cleansing of Circassians, Expulsion of Poles by Nazi
Germany, Kori ani Cliffs massacre, List of massacres in the Kosovo
War, Fo a massacres, Italianization of South Tyrol, Ethnic
cleansing in the Bosnian War, The Destruction of the Thracian
Bulgarians in 1913, Persecution of Croats in Serbia during the war
in Croatia, Saborsko massacre, Fikret Ali, Identity cleansing,
Doljani massacre, trpci massacre, Kalmyk deportations of 1943,
Gnjilane Group, Bela Crkva massacre, Glogova massacre, Gora devac
murders. Excerpt: The Holocaust (from the Greek: holos, "whole" and
kaustos, "burnt") also known as the Shoah (Hebrew: , HaShoah,
"catastrophe"; Yiddish: , Churben or Hurban, from the Hebrew for
"destruction"), was the mass murder or genocide of approximately
six million Jews during World War II, a programme of systematic
state-sponsored murder by Nazi Germany, led by Adolf Hitler and the
Nazi Party, throughout German-occupied territory. Of the nine
million Jews who had resided in Europe before the Holocaust,
approximately two-thirds were killed. Over one million Jewish
children were killed in the Holocaust, as were approximately two
million Jewish women and three million Jewish men. A network of
over 40,000 facilities in Germany and German-occupied territory
were used to concentrate, hold, and kill Jews and other victims.
Some scholars argue that the mass murder of the Romani and people
with disabilities should be included in the definition, and some
use the common noun "holocaust" to describe other Nazi mass
murders, including those of Soviet prisoners of war, Polish and
Soviet civilians, and homosexuals. Recent estimates based on...
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