How many Jews Did Hitler Actually Kill?
I want to preface this post by saying that I don’t think Hitler was a nice guy or that he didn’t kill a bunch of people. I grew up being taught about how evil Hitler was and how he exterminated the entire Jewish Community in Germany. For no reason given that makes any sense, Hitler, who everyone claimed was trying to create a superrace, decided that Jews must all die. They ignore the massive amounts of other people that also died and focus mainly on the Jewish.
The story goes that Hitler killed between 6 and 8 million Jews during WWII. It is unclear how focusing on a single religious group was supposed to accomplish any of his goals, but that is the story. This was a priority for him and is the primary reason we all point to him as the evilest human on earth. Despite other leaders having killed millions more of their own people in history, the Jews want us to focus on Hitler.
No one wakes up one morning with this much hate, though, and there are always two sides to every story. No one ever talks about the other side, though; it is always the poor Jews we focus on. Lately, I’ve been reading a book by Henry Ford Sr that he wrote in 1920 (before Hitler) about the Jews called “The International Jew – The worlds foremost problem.” I like to try to find books closer to historical events as they usually are not as whitewashed as pretty much anything you could buy today.
This book came out as a series of research papers Ford was working on, and the publishers eventually forced him to retract the publications at some point. I’ve got a reprint of the original papers, and it is worth the read if you can find a copy. It is amazing to think of one of the most powerful men at the time writing a paper on the corruption of the world by the Jews. He didn’t seem to have a hatred for the entire community but pointed out how corrupt and manipulative they were throughout not only our country but the entire world.
Keeping in mind everything he wrote about was prior to WWII, but after WWI, it is interesting to read the chapter dedicated to Germany. Ford Sr seems to place the entirety of WWI on the Jews and their manipulation of public opinion by owning all of the new organizations of the time. He states that one of the Jews’ problems at the time was the fact that Germany didn’t recognize Jews as citizens, only visiting people. As such, they were not allowed into any positions of power that they all demanded. Because of this, the entire Jewish community absolutely loathed Germany and set out to destroy it.
Ford Sr proves his point by showing that after WWI, almost every cabinet position within the government was taken up by Jews, and they set out to conquer the country in every way. The only point to mentioning all of this here is that Hitler may have had a very good reason to kick out and kill all of the Jews as he personally blamed them, and rightly so, for destroying his country. But let’s get back to the original topic…
We should all agree that math is difficult to skirt, so let’s start there. After doing a little research, and this is in today’s times, it takes around 1-1/2 to 3 hours to burn a single human body in an oven. To keep things simple, let’s go with 1 hour in the super stoves Hitler created. There are 365 days in a year and 24 hours in a day. So multiplying those numbers, we get 8,760 bodies for a single stove to cremate.
Another aspect of this story is that it wasn’t only the Jews being placed in these camps. The original intent was to place anyone opposing them into these camps and to make them work as slaves to produce products for the war. They were not feeding them properly nor allowing them to clean themselves, and over time they started to die off. This seems to be when they started building ovens in order to burn dead bodies instead of trying to bury them all.
The people questioning how many Jews actually died under Hitler are usually focused on the fact that just over 500,000 Jews were ever in Germany during Hitler’s reign, and he didn’t start killing them right off the bat. Originally they were leaving the country, or he was kicking them out. Again, if you’re trying to create a superrace, this would seem odd to only focus on Jews, but for whatever reason, he was making them leave. The estimates, according to the Holocaust Museum website, were that there ended up being around 250-300 thousand left in the country when he started putting them in camps to work, along with many others.
From the same website: “In most camps, the crematorium building was one of the few permanent brick-built structures. So, for example, in Dachau, Sachsenhausen, structures were built that encompassed a single building gassing and cremation facilities. The ultimate expression of this phase was the massive building program at Birkenau in 1942 and 1943 with four huge gas, cremation facilities capability of gassing and cremating thousands per day.”
Again a little math: 4,000,000 Jews / 2,000 per day = 2,000 days / 365 days in a year = 5.5 years. Note that I used fewer deaths and doubled the claim of people per day to arrive at this number.
It is interesting to note that these were the largest centers and that most were built in order to burn dead bodies that were dying off in the camps. They were not exterminating only Jews, and they were not large enough to house that many people in the first place.
Again a quote from the Holocaust Museum: “The major purpose of the earliest concentration camps during the 1930s was to incarcerate and intimidate the leaders of political, social, and cultural movements that the Nazis perceived to be a threat to the survival of the regime. “
So when the claim is made that Hitler was only killing Jews, it seems at odds with their own historical data. But there is another aspect that we also must focus on that most Holocaust deniers forget about. Hitler had taken over many other countries, and Poland was one where he also created a lot of camps. In 1939, according to records, 3.3 million Jews were living in Poland, and only 300,000 or so remained alive at the end of the war. Reading a little deeper, though, this claim is made:
“After the conquest of Poland by Germany and the Soviet Union in September 1939, most of the Jews remaining within the area occupied by Germany – approximately 1.8 million – were imprisoned in ghettos. In June 1941, after the German invasion of the Soviet Union, the Germans began to imprison the rest of Polish Jewry in ghettos and to deport them to concentration and slave labor camps.”
Where they get these numbers from is a mystery since most people escaped into neighboring countries, and I doubt they had accurate records of this.
I’ll say it again, Hitler was not a nice guy, and I am not condoning what he did. I think Jews died for sure, and it was horrible what happened to them. On the other hand, I can also say that throughout history, many more people have been killed in greater numbers, and we don’t worship them like we’re supposed to the Jews. In fact, even posting this article, I risk being attacked as Anti-Semetic just for thinking something might be wrong. But if I were to write something about how many more black slaves died throughout history, it would be perfectly fine. Just don’t say anything against the Jews.
So while it may not be honest to say that no Jews were killed and that Hitler was a nice guy, it is equally dishonest to claim 6 million Jews were murdered by Hitler and that it was all done to create a superrace; things just don’t add up. It becomes more suspicious, though, when Jews seem to have this special carve out of sympathy by our governments and education systems when other leaders killed many more of their own people for little to no reason, and we barely mention them. Why do the Jews get to be treated as a special class of citizen, with Germany even paying them just for being Jewish while the rest of us watch? They even received their own country, displacing many people living in the area at the time, that are now treated as subhuman.
The only point to this article, I guess, is that we should never trust what we’re told and dig deeper into the facts. Why Hitler wanted only to kill Jews is something worth understanding, and the fact that the Jews today run and operate most governments, the media, and movie studios is also worth looking into. Is it possible that we’ve all been lied to in order to provide a psychological safety barrier for the Jews since they are scared a new Hitler may find out what they’ve been doing and attempt to wipe the earth of them again?
Sources for this were taken from numerous Google searches, with most coming from the Holocaust Museum website: https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/