Sunday, 1 March 2015
2) GERMANY & HOLOCAUST
Holocaust was initiated, planned and organized in Germany. Surprisingly, the survival rate of Jews were higher in Germany. Out of the 566,000 Jews in Germany in 1933, 200,000 (36%) died in holocaust. Thanks to pre-war emigration around 300,000 survived! Below are the photos representing the areas in Germany which will be covered in the blog.
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The memorial in the form of 2,711 large concrete blocks are arranged in 4.7 acres in central Berlin. In 1933, there were 160,000 Jews in Berlin, by 1945 their numbers dwindled to around 8,000.
The site of the notorious Wannsee Conference of 20 January 1942 at which the ‘Final Solution of the Jewish Question’ was discussed.
Buchenwald, one of the largest concentration camps was active from 1937 to 1945. An estimated 50,000 lost their lives and around 250,000 people had passed through this notorious camp .
It is estimated that 200,000 people passed through Sachsenhausen (active from 1936-1945); around 30,000 died.
Ohel Jakob Synagogue in Munich. In 1933 there were around 10,000 Jews in Munich, by 1944 only 7 remained!