Posted on March 09 2013
The Holocaust remains to be one of the most atrocious and vicious acts in history, but our understanding of the Nazi’s system of concentration camps has been disturbingly, an underestimate. New research discovers that there were tens of thousands more components of the Nazi’s network than previously understood. When research initiated in 2000, they were expected to find approximately 7 000 camps, although the numbers continued to climb reaching 42 500, which has shocked scholars.
The camps included killing centres, thousands of forced labour camps where prisoners manufactured war supplies. Furthermore there were prisoner-of-war camps; sites euphemistically named “care” centres, where pregnant women were forced to have abortions or their babies were killed after birth; and brothels, where women were forced into having sex with German military personnel.