posted on Sep, 19 2009 @ 11:49 AM
A Question of Arithmatic?
I have just finished watching "The Road To Auschwitz" on the 'Yesterday' Channel, here in the UK.
The narrator mentions that the death camps located at Sobibor, Treblinka, Belzec, Chelmno and Majdanek 'probably' murdered something like 1.4M men
women and children at the height of their brutality in 1943.
That works out at 'just' 767 persons a year, a figure that I consider to be on the conservative side.
Auschwitz on the other hand was a much bigger concern. Again at the height of it's brutality during 1943-44, the narrator states quite categorically
that the camp was murdering 2000 persons an hour.
If we take that statement as fact, that means then, that during the period 43/44, Auschwitz murdered some 17 Million, 520 Thousand men, women and
That is an incredible number of persons being put to death and is quite frankly too much to take in, yet alone believe!
For myself I believe the Allemeign SS murdered about 500 persons an hour. This roughly equates to 4 Million, 380 Thousand men, women and children a
I am not talking about Jews per se but about all the persons the Nazi's thought as undesirable.
I discount the figures from the so called concentration camps at Dachau, Buchenwald, Sachsenhausen, Flossenberg, Bergen-Belsen, Neuengamme,
Ravensbruk and Stutthoff because they are not cited as being 'death camps', although hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people died before
and up to the end of the war.
Thus if we add the figures together for all the death camps, the total men, women and children murdered by the Nazi death machine is approximately
5 Million, 780 Thousand persons in a year.
That means in a two and a half year period, the Nazis slaughtered
14 Million, 450 thousand men, women and children - be they Jews, Poles, Russians, Gypsies, Homosexuals or Lesbians, Catholics or Protestants.
Not too hard to believe now, is it?