The Simon Wiesenthal Center's
36 Questions About the Holocaust

(Questions 1 - 18)


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[Questions 19-36]

1. When speaking about the "Holocaust," what time period are we referring to?

2. How many Jews were murdered during the Holocaust?

3. How many non-Jewish civilians were murdered during World War II?

4. Which Jewish communities suffered losses during the Holocaust?

5. How many Jews were murdered in each country and what percentage of the pre-war Jewish population did they constitute?

6. What is a death camp? How many were there? Where were they located?

7. What does the term "Final Solution" mean and what is its origin?

8. When did the "Final Solution" actually begin?

9. How did the Germans define who was Jewish?

10. How did the Germans treat those who had some Jewish blood but were not classified as Jews?

11. What were the first measures taken by the Nazis against the Jews?

12. Did the Nazis plan to murder the Jews from the beginning of their regime?

13. When was the first concentration camp established and who were the first inmates?

14. Which groups of people in Germany were considered enemies of the state by the Nazis and were, therefore, persecuted?

15. What was the difference between the persecution of the Jews and the persecution of other groups classified by the Nazis as enemies of the Third Reich?

16. Why were the Jews singled out for extermination?

17. What did people in Germany know about the persecution of Jews and other enemies of Nazism?

18. Did all Germans support Hitler's plan for the persecution of the Jews?


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