Killings, mass gassing of men, women and children, brutalities, cruelties, tortures, atrocities, medical experiments - inhuman acts were an everyday occurrence during the Nazi genocide.
SS men left the most horrifying testimonies of the horrors of the Holocaust during World War 2. They were Hitler's most ruthless henchmen, men often seen as the very personifications of evil.
These masters of death were found to be quite psychologically normal. They were men of fine standing, husbands who morning and night kissed their wives, fathers who tucked their children into bed.
In 1933 approximately nine million Jews lived in the countries of Europe that would be occupied by Germany during the war. By 1945 two out of every three European Jews had been killed by the SS Men. The Holocaust was the systematic annihilation of six million Jews.
1.5 million children were murdered during World War 2. This figure includes more than 1.2 million Jewish children, tens of thousands of Gypsy children and thousands of handicapped children.