I’ve noticed that nearly all of the people arguing against my holocaust post are only mentioning the killing of Jews.
Fun fact for y’all: We, Eastern European Jewish people and people with Jewish heritage, weren’t the only ones slaughtered.
PoC, GSMs, the disabled, Romani, soviets, socialists, communists, anarchists (any leftist really), religious dissidents (including Catholics and Jehovah’s Witnesses), Poles (another of my people), and many, many more (Wikipedia has a nifty list: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Holocaust_victims#_ ).
It’s just something I noticed.
You are right. The Wikipedia page you site says: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) states: “The Holocaust was the murder of six million Jews and millions of others by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II.”…In addition to Jews, the targeted groups included Poles (of whom 2.5 million gentile Poles were killed) and some other Slavic peoples; Soviets (particularly prisoners of war); Romanies (also known as Gypsies) and others who did not belong to the “Aryan race”; the mentally ill, the deaf, the physically disabled and mentally retarded; homosexual and transsexual people; political opponents such as social democrats and socialists; and religious dissidents, i.e. members of Jehovah’s Witnesses and Catholics. Taking into account all of the victims of Nazi persecution, they systematically killed an estimated six million Jews and mass murdered an additional eleven million people during the war. Donald Niewyk suggests that the broadest definition, including Soviet civilian deaths would produce a death toll of 17 million.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Holocaust_victims#_). In other wards, if the broadest definition of people killed is taken into consideration, 35.2% of the people killed were Jews. Still pretty significant if you ask me.