Sunday, 19 August 2012

I feel The fact is why holocaust is given so much importance is because it happened in Europe and to generally white (and rich) people.... otherwise why arent the Japanese atrocities in China and Indo-China are given similar importance???  there the number (China ~ 20 million) is definitely much higher than the Jews.... Even India having no part in this war lost around 2 million civilians ....

Source: wikipedia. 

Estimates for the total casualties of the war vary, because many deaths went unrecorded. Most suggest that some 60 million people died in the war, including about 20 million soldiers and 40 million civilians.[286][287][288]Many civilians died because of disease,starvation, massacres,bombing and deliberategenocide. The Soviet Union lost around 27 million people during the war,[289] including 8.7 million military and 19 million civilian deaths. The largest portion of military dead were ethnic Russians (5,756,000), followed by ethnic Ukrainians (1,377,400).[290] One of every four Soviet citizens was killed or wounded in that war.[291] Germany sustained 5.3 million military losses, mostly on the Eastern Front and during the final battles in Germany.[292]

Of the total deaths in World War II approximately 85 percent—mostly Soviet and Chinese—were on the Allied side and 15 percent on the Axis side. Many of these deaths were caused by war crimes committed by German and Japanese forces in occupied territories. An estimated 11[293] to 17[294] million civilians died as a direct or indirect result of Nazi ideological policies, including the systematic genocide of around six million Jews during The Holocaust along with a further five million Roma, homosexuals as well as Slavs and other ethnic and minority groups.[295] Roughly 7.5 million civilians died in China under Japanese occupation,[296] and hundreds of thousands (varying estimates) of ethnic Serbs, along with gypsies and Jews, were murdered by the Axis-aligned Croatian UstaĊĦe in Yugoslavia,[297] with retribution-related killings of Croatian civilians just after the war ended.

The question for me is why are we so focused on the Holocaust as being the fact that only Jews died in it??? If you go to East Europe you will find that nearly all of tribals (Romas etc.), people from Asian/African decent also died. Japanese were not even that discriminating as they killed nearly all nonJapanese people.

Also, because the Allied forces won the war their own Genocides were also neglected:
> 10s of millions of native deaths in India, North America etc by the British: or didnt you realise that Native americans were once a Majority? or why Indian population couldnt increase before Independence?
> Dutch massacars in Africa and India etc etc...

I can go on and on but all I want to say is Jew part of the Holocaust may have been bigger than even what is claimed by Israel herself but there have been bigger losses by many countries in that war alone.... let alone in other wars..... wars alone are the culprits and nothings else.... 

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