Sunday, March 03, 2013

"Thirteen years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began the grim task of documenting all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe.

What they found so far has shocked even scholars steeped in the history of the Holocaust.

The researchers have catalogued some 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps throughout Europe, spanning German-controlled areas from France to Russia itself, during Hitler's reign of brutality from 1933 to 1945.

The figure is so staggering that even fellow Holocaust scholars had to make sure they had hard it correctly when the lead researchers previewed their findings at an academic forum in late January at the German Historical Institute in Washington."

From the March 1, 2013 New York Times article titled, "The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking," by Eric Lichtblau.

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