New study reveals more ghettos and death camps than previously thought
(JNS.org) A new study released by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum shows that as many as 42,500 ghettos and concentration camps were operated by Nazi Germany in Europe from 1933-1945.
The report indicates that there were more than “30,000 slave labor camps; 1,150 Jewish ghettos; 980 concentration camps; 1,000 prisoner-of-war camps; 500 brothels filled with sex slaves; and thousands of other camps for euthanizing the elderly and infirm, performing forced abortions, ‘Germanizing’ prisoners or transporting victims to killing centers,” according to the New York Times. Researchers expected to find 7,000 sites, but the number kept rising.
This may help Holocaust victims’ legal claims against European insurance companies.
“How many claims have been rejected because the victims were in a camp that we didn’t even know about?” asked Sam Dubbin, a lawyer for survivors bringing claims against European insurance companies, according to the New York Times.