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The Holocaust

The Holocaust Resource Center

Local Populations in Nazi-Dominated Europe

A large percentage of the German population actively or passively supported the Nazi regime, especially as long as it appeared to be succeeding. Later, when it became evident that Germany was going to lose the war, this support grew weaker. From the perspective of the occupied nations, the Holocaust of the Jews was only one aspect of a period in which they themselves experienced terrible suffering due to the war, forced labor, displacement and a brutal occupation. Millions of people from these nations, especially in Eastern Europe, were murdered by the Nazis or exploited as forced laborers.

Total Sources (by media type):

Diaries and Letters 12
Documents 18
Lexicon Entries 48
Photographs 47
Research 10
Testimonies 7
   
Total Sources 142