The Holocaust time period was from January 30, 1933 to May 8, 1945. An estimate of 5,860,000 Jewish people were killed. About 5,000,000 people who were not Jewish were also killed. There were many Jewish people murdered in many different countries. In Lithuania 143,000 were murdered, in the Netherlands 100,000 were murdered and in Romania 287,000 were murdered. All of the countries lost a lot of people which lowered their population greatly but Poland lost the most people. They lost 3,000,000 people which was ninety point nine percent of their population. The Soviet Union lost 1,100,000 people but that was thirty six point four percent of the population. These are only some of the many countries that has had there countries population decreased dramatically.
An estimate of one point five million children died during the Holocaust and about one point two million of the children were Jewish and tens of thousands were Gypsy children. Children were killed because they were prosecuted with their families for racial, political, or religious reasons. The children were separated according to their age. Children who were an infant to the age of 6 were grouped together, children ages seven to twelve were together, and teenagers thirteen to seventeen were put together. Jewish students were affected by one major law, that was the "Law Against Over crowding in German schools and universitiesÓ. Jewish children could not pass one point five percent of the total students in a school.The Nazi's were conquering what they hoped to- flushing out the young so they could not grow up to overpower them.