KZ Flossenburg was a Nazi concentration camp built in May 1938 by the SS at Flossenburg, in the Oberpfalz region of Bavaria, Germany, near the pre-war border with Czechoslovakia. Between 1938, when the camp was established, and liberation in April 1945, more than 96,000 prisoners passed through Flossenburg. About 30,000 died there.

KZ Ohrdruf was a Nazi concentration camp located near Weimar, Germany. In late March 1945, the camp had a prisoner population of some 11,700, but in early April the SS evacuated almost all the prisoners on death marches to Buchenwald. The SS killed many of the remaining prisoners who were too ill to walk to the railcars.

KZ Woebbelin, near the city of Ludwigslust, was a subcamp of the Neuengamme concentration camp. The SS had established Woebbelin to house concentration camp prisoners whom the SS had evacuated from other camps to prevent their liberation by the Allies. At its height, Woebbelin held some 5,000 inmates, most of whom were suffering from starvation and disease. The camp was freed on May 2, 1945.
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The Holocaust is a history of enduring horror and sorrow - the systematic annihilation of six million Jews by the Nazis during World War 2. In 1933 nine million Jews lived in the 21 countries of Europe that would be military occupied by Germany during the war. By 1945 two out of every three European Jews had been killed.

The number of children killed during the Holocaust is not fathomable and full statistics for the tragic fate of children who died will never be known. Estimates range as high as 1.5 million murdered children. This figure includes more than 1.2 million Jewish children, tens of thousands of Gypsy children and thousands of handicapped children

The Holocaust survivor Abel Herzberg has said: "There were not six million Jews murdered; there was one murder, six million times."






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