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05-10-2006, 08:46 AM
Germany updates official list of Jews killed in Holocaust


www.chinaview.cn (http://www.chinaview.cn) 2006-05-08 23:55:50

BERLIN, May 8 (Xinhua) -- Germany on Monday published a new list of names of all the known German Jews murdered in the Holocaust in the Second World War as an update to a list with only victims from former West Germany published 20 years ago.

The four-volume book, containing 150,000 names in alphabetical order along with vital data and dates of detention, now includes the names of Jews who had lived in eastern Germany and parts of modern-day Poland which were controlled by Germany before the Second World War.

According to historians, up to 600,000 Jews lived in Germany before the rise of the Nazis, the German news agency DPA reported.

The Nazis invaded much of Europe and killed an estimated six million European Jews.

The new memorial register was compiled by Germany's Federal Archives and corrects the inevitable errors in the first edition compiled in 1986.

The new list contains a complete list of the mass "deportations" from pre-war Germany, Austria and three parts of the modern Czech Republic -- the Sudetenland, Bohemia and Moravia.

Bernd Neumann, Berlin's state minister for the arts, said at a launching ceremony in Berlin's New Synagogue that it was important to complete the book because the time was approaching when there would be no living memory of the persecution.

"We have a moral duty to keep alive the memory of all the Jewish victims of the Nazi dictatorship and pass it to future generations," he said.

The updating work was done after finding new documents following the German reunification in 1990, with the help of survivors and relatives of the holocaust victims and private historians, the Federal Archives said.

05-10-2006, 10:47 AM
"We have a moral duty to keep alive the memory of all the Jewish victims of the Nazi dictatorship and pass it to future generations," he said.I agree. But what about all the rest? Communists, Socialists, Trade Unionists, Gypsys, The Disabled, Homosexuals, Political and Religious Dissidents and even Common Criminals? Don't their memories deserve to be preserved too?

In the Death and Work Camps about 10-11 million people died - between 5 and 6 million Jews, and between 4 and 5 million 'enemies of the state' and other 'degenerates'.

Let's remember them all.

05-10-2006, 10:48 AM
Of course, and don't forget about the 20 million Russians who died as well.

05-10-2006, 10:58 AM


Unfortunatley we will probably never know the entire death toll for fascist Europe.

05-10-2006, 11:09 AM
What you're showing is the reason why the United States managed to do so well after the war. The United States was in pristine condition, and Europe was literally destroyed. In many areas. We lost men, tanks, ships, etc... but America itself wasn't touched (with the exception of Pearl Harbor). We were on top of the world when the war ended.

05-10-2006, 11:16 AM
not trying to be insensitive, but it's this "monopoly on persecution" that the jews recieve that lead many others to believe that their agenda, or at least the Zionist one, is the one running the world here. Like partridge said, let's not forget about the other Holocausts, like the communists purgings which killed 20 million in Russia alone.