SLAVIC JEWISH HOLOCAUST
SLAVIC HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY
The word Holocaust is commonly applied to the policies of the Nazis towards Jews - what they called the Final solution - the extermination of Jews. However, Hitler felt threatened not only by the Jews, and they were not the only victims of Nazism. Hitler created the unhumane theory and practice of the annihilation of three groups of peoples: Jews, Romanies and Slavic. With the ashes of those nations he wanted to fertilize the fields of the new regime.
Why those peoples? However that may be, the statistics are sad.
Of the victims, half million Romanies were exterminated, more than 6 millions were Jews, and more than 31 million of Slavs from difference Slavic states. Every sixth Pole, every fourth Belarusian, every ninth Yugoslavian, tevery welfth Russian and so on, was exterminated. Victims, among whom were children, old people, and women, were starved, tortured, experimented on, and worked to death. Many of them were executed in gas chambers or hanged.
The terrible fact is that more than 11 million people died in the Nazi concentration camps, and more than 5 million of them were Slavs.
The largest number of the Jews that died in the concentration camps were from Slavic states, mostly from Poland (about 3 million) and the Soviet Union (about 1,5 million), Czechoslovakia (about 300 000), Yugoslavia (about 55 000), Bulgaria (about 7 000), these numbers refer to those whose mother tongue was Slavic, and who were citizens of a Slavic state.
Of the large numbers people who died in the Nazi concentration camps, about 10 million had a citizenship of a Slavic state, and a Slavic language as their mother tongue or their second language.
(For the statistics: about 4 862 000 Slavic Jews and about 5 000 000 other Slavs or citizens of the Slavic states died in the Nazi concentration camps from 1939-45. The fact is that from the largest number of the Romanies who died in the Nazi concentration camps the majority had a Slavic language as their mother tongue.)
If we take into account how many people died in the Second World War - about 61 million, about 47 437 000 in Europe and about 13,563 000 in the rest of the world. Among them 35 million Slavs, (in this number are included the about 4 863 000 Slavic Jews who died in the Nazi concentration camps, and more than 31 000 000 other Slavs or citizens of the Slavic states), we will see that the Slavs and the Slavic Jews suffered more loss of life than any other people on the European continent at that time.
The most important bloodshed battles took place on the territory of the Slavic countries, and the ugly monster of Nazism was destroyed there. Slavic Jews and other Slavic citizens took a mass participation in the partisan troops and the armies of the liberators.
The extermination of Jews became one reason to create a new country - Israel - in 1948. Jews remember the Holocaust still today. There are many museums dedicated to the Holocaust, exhibitions showing documents of that tragic period, and films and books telling about the suffering of the Jews. There are many political and cultural events dedicated to the tragedy of the Jewish people taking place in nearly all countries in the world. While the Romanies were not able to organise themselves as an independent nation and state, we, Slavonic people, can follow the example of the Jews. We have to remember our Slavic Holocaust.
The great anniversary - 60 years since the Victory over Nazism will be celebrated on
M a y 09, 2005.
Slavic people played the key role in the defeat of Hitlerism and in saving the whole world from the horror of Nazism. All Slavic people and leaders of Slavic countries must commemorate and celebrate this great day. We should remind the world about the Slavic Holocaust, and we should bring to people this sad and proud name SLAVIC HOLOCAUST.
All of the world and especially we, Slavonic people, should remember this page of our history and never forget it. More than 35 million human lives and horrible sufferings became the price of our Slavic Holocaust and the victory over Nazism.
Slavic Cultural Initiative reminds us of the Slavic and the Jewish Holocausts and congratulates everyone on the Victory Day, 9 May. (A part of Europe celebrated this day on the 8 May, but the point is the same, thats the day of the Victory).
And every single year on this great day we should remember our victims and tell this truth to our grandchildren. Never forget how we suffered, fought against and won one of the greatest challenges of the human history. At that important moment we were together and we should be together forever against any kind of totalitarism.
This should not happen ever again.
Nobody is forgotten and we will never forget.
This map shows the Nazi concentration camps during the Second World War.
The Jews and the Slavs suffered together in the Second World War. This map can be useful for the Jewish
and Slavic Holocausts.
World War ll Fatalities
World War II Fatalities
(in the Nazi concentration camps)
POLAND 3 000 000 PEOPLE
SOVIET UNION 1 500 000 PEOPLE
CZECHOSLOVAKIA 300 000 PEOPLE
YUGOSLAVIA 55 000 PEOPLE
BULGARIA 7 000 PEOPLE
HUNGARY 334 000 PEOPLE
ROMANIA 295 000 PEOPLE
GERMANY 170 000 PEOPLE
LITHUANIA 135 000 PEOPLE
HOLLAND - 105 000 PEOPLE
FRANCE - 90 000 PEOPLE
LATVIA 85 000 PEOPLE
AUSTRIA 65 000 PEOPLE
GREECE 60 000 PEOPLE
BELGIUM - 40 000 PEOPLE
ITALY 15 000 PEOPLE
LUXEMBURG - 3 000 PEOPLE
ESTONIA 1 000 PEOPLE
NORWAY 900 PEOPLE
LIBYA 582 PEOPLE
ALBANIA 200 PEOPLE
DENMARK 50 PEOPLE
Only the child victims 1 500 000
SLAVIC HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY
We want to make this an International Memorial Day for the Slavic Holocaust in the names of all the victims who died during the Second World War, and especially for all the citizens of the Slavic states who died in the nazi concentration camps. We call the international community to help and support us.