Quick Facts on the Holocaust

The Holocaust History Project presents a series of "quick facts" for research purposes of our readers. All entries will include references and explanatory material and may be linked to other pages on ours or other sites for further reading. Some entries will be quite short; others may be somewhat longer, and they are all peer reviewed before being posted..

This will be a constantly expanding section of our website.

The quick facts are presented in alphabetical order.


  1. Ausrotten means to kill

  2. Belsen: availability of food

  3. Crematorium capacity

  4. Expertise of Fred Leuchter

  5. Jewish declaration of war on Germany

  6. Genesis of the six million figure

  7. Meaning of "Holocaust survivor"

  8. Special treatment