Wednesday, 11 March 2015
9) AUSTRIA & HOLOCAUST
Austria had a Jewish population of 185,000 before the war. An estimated 65,000 died in the Holocaust. Although, Austria accounted for only 8% of the Third Reich's population, one-third of the key personnel involved in the preparation of Holocaust was from this small country (including Hitler himself, Eichmann and Amon Goeth). I will include Vienna's Holocaust memorial in the blog.
Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial in Vienna, There were around 50,000 Jews in Vienna at the outbreak of the war, less than 6,000 survived the Holocaust.