Researchers now believe that there are many more Nazi ghettos and work camps in Nazi Europe than ever thought. According to a report on March 2 from the Huffington Post, over 40,000 Nazi camps and ghettos have been cataloged.
These new camps and ghettos were scattered all over Europe. It is believed that the newly discovered ghettos and camps imprisoned or killed between 15 and 20 million people. That raised the number believed to be slaughtered by the Nazi exponentially.
“My great-uncle was all over Europe during World War II,” Daryl Riley, from south central Oklahoma, said. “He told us that everywhere he went there was a ghetto or a camp of some sort. Especially in Poland. I'm glad this information is now available. People need to know that the Holocaust was worse than what we ever thought.”
Many claims for stolen property have been denied because the ghetto or camp the survivor was in wasn't known. This new discovery could help change that.
With the proof that the number of camps and ghettos were much higher than previously reported, the history books will have to be rewritten. This will also provide more proof for Holocaust deniers and those who think the Holocaust was exaggerated for political gain.