Yesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day. Though the holocaust took place in Europe it effected the whole world. Six million Jews were slaughtered because of who they were. The total increased to eleven million when adding the murdered Gypsies, Homosexuals, and the disabled.
Concentration camps covered the European continent with some 20,000 camps work or extermination camps. Auschwitz, Dachau, Buchenwald, and Treblinka are some of the most well known camps. It is estimated that 1.1 million were killed in Auschwitz alone. The death machine killed two or three thousand people a day. The Nazis tried many methods of killing. This included death by firing squad, Carbon monoxide poison, and Zyklon B. The disposal process: crematoria.
The holocaust was very real. It happened because of an immense hate. Let us love one another. Let us accept others as they are. Do not persecute someone based on religion, race, or gender. As people of the world we can never let this happen again. And we can never forget.
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