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The numbers are drastically reduced because people want to reduce them. Even you suggest that well over 1 million could be killed at one camp alone, and I would bet the ghettos killed a lot more from starvation and disease than all the death camps combined. It is also noted that about 9 million lived in Europe and 2/3 died due to this Ethnic cleansing event one way or another. The important part to remember is what if they had another 5 years of war to continue the event?
The problem here is where did the 4 million number come from for Auschwitz alone? The tone I get here is that it was an evil Zionist plot to inflate the numbers, and that is not true. We all know that the 4 million is incorrect and most likely impossible as many have suggested, but once again where did that number come from?
The Polish Government was the first official group to use it and they most likely got the number from a 1944 official report of Adolf Eichmann to Himmler that four million had been killed in the camps, and another million had been shot or killed by mobile units. This was the birth that that number.
During Höss' trial he stated they didn't keep accurate records but Eichmann told him 2 million were killed at Auschwitz and that they bought enough Zyklon B to gas 2 million people. Later this number was reduced to 1.1 to 1.6 million.
At the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum it officially state 1.1 to 1.5 million if you ever go visit there.
The Encyclopedia of the Holocaust also has a number of 1.6 million that died at the camp.
So, once again I'm missing yours and others point in all this that the initial 4 million count was some kind of Zionist plot, when 1 to 1.6 million has basically been the official number for a very long time.
In the end we will never really know the real over all number that died (4 to 6 million, who knows) other than what was documented or can be accounted for, and the undocumented number is typically the big one.
As example: Stalin is historically listed as directly responsible for 7 million deaths i.e. he killed them, but the real number due to his reign is 40 million people who also died indirectly to starvation or disease.edit on 2-2-2014 by Xtrozero because: (no reason given)
The Nazi book burnings were the destruction of what many people even today would consider hyper liberal writings of moral depravity. It's one of the things that Germans at the time felt was destroying their society and culture. Remember now, this is in the 1930's with nearly 20years of the communist experiment in Russia having been witnessed as an outright atrocity and failure. (even based upon the theories of a German; Karl Marx)
The Zionist-Nazi Collaboration
The fact that the initiation of the Zionist project had everything to do with the Holocaust, as it developed more than a half century earlier, the slaughter of Jews on the part of the founders of Israel, together with its collaboration with the Nazi Party, undermines Israel’s projected, and exploited, image as innocent victim.