Map titled "Jewish Executions Carried Out by Einsatzgruppen A" [LCID: 200509wu]
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Documenting Numbers of Victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution

The Holocaust is the best documented case of genocide. Despite this, calculating the numbers of individuals who were killed as the result of Nazi policies is an impossible task. There is no single wartime document that spells out how many people were killed. And in some cases, contrary to popular opinion, records were not kept.

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