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the genocide of the Jews by Nazi Germany

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Was phrenology taught in schools in Nazi Germany?

I was watching Europa Europa (1990). 66 minute into the film, there is a scene which depicts how German students were indoctrinated with phrenology – which is an abhorrent pseudoscience, in my opinion....
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Was the Holocaust legal?

In the below image, which has been circulating on social media, it is implied that the Holocaust was legal in the same way that slavery and segregation were legal. Is this true? Was the Holocaust ...
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Were the Schutzmannschaft members mostly allowed to return to their former lives?

The Schutzmannschaft (Auxiliary Police) were batallions of local and German units in German-occupied Eastern Europe, that participated in the Holocaust in World War II. According to the Wikipedia ...
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Is there any evidence of individual Jews participating in the Holocaust?

Poland recently passed new legislation which was followed by controversial comments by Prime Minister Morwiecki of Poland and resulted in a dispute with Israel: What did Mr Morawiecki say in ...
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Did Polish government institutions collaborate with Nazis?

Referring to an answer to Why is Poland's proposed Holocaust speech law so controversial? While "Poland as a nation" is not to blame for the Holocaust, and while there was no official cooperation ...
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Did a Jewish boxer survive the holocaust by fighting fellow prisoners?

During the Holocaust, Jewish boxer Salamo Arouch was imprisoned at Auschwitz. He was forced to fight fellow prisoners; the losers were sent to the gas chambers or shot. He survived over 2 years and ...
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Did the world Jewish population increase between 1933 and 1948?

A common claim among holocaust denial is that if Jews were killed, the 6 million figure is grossly exaggerated. A specific claim is that according to the World Almanac the world population of Jews ...
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Were there bears at the Treblinka Zoo?

I am doing a history project on the Treblinka extermination camp for school, and learnt about the zoo Investigating further I found that the zoo contained at least four foxes, two peacocks and a roe ...
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Is Amin al-Husseini's memoir being accurately quoted concerning eradicating Jews?

A variety of sources are stating that in a memoir Amin al-Husseini, once the Mufti of Jerusalem, wrote: Our fundamental condition for cooperating with Germany was a free hand to eradicate every ...
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Did the New York Times publish an article in 1945 saying "1,000,000 to 1,500,000 of Europe's 6,000,000 Jews were now left on the Continent"? [closed]

The following image is widely circulated in many sites on the internet: The image claims to show various New York Times articles about the holocaust. The last paragraph of the image says: Dr. ...
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Did 5 million non-Jews die in the Holocaust?

Times of Israel: “Five million non-Jews died in the Holocaust.” It’s a statement that shows up regularly in declarations about the Nazi era. It was implied in a Facebook post by the Israel Defense ...
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Are there only two remaining Holocaust gas chambers?

Holocaust-denial site Holohoax101 claims: According to the USHMM website - "Between 1941 and 1944, Nazi German authorities deported millions of Jews from Germany, from occupied territories, and ...
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Did Haj Amin al-Husseini tell Hitler to exterminate the Jews?

Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu recently made the following claim: “Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time, he wanted to expel the Jews. And Haj Amin al-Husseini went to ...
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Is the Treblinka Archaeology study a hoax? [closed]

Treblinka was a Nazi extermination site for Polish Jews between July 1942 and October 1943. Jews were claimed to have been shipped to Treblinka and upon arrival immediately executed by carbon monoxide ...
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Did the Nazis kill Jews with gas chambers?

I just heard Holocaust denier and former academic, Robert Faurisson, explaining a few things about gas chambers. What he claims : The dilapidated chambers, thought to be gas chambers in the Nazi ...
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