- About a third of all Jewish people alive at that time were murdered in the Holocaust.
- In October 1941, more than 50,000 Jews were killed by Romanian troops in what is now known as the "Odessa massacre."
- In 1945, Eisenhower predicted that people would try to deny the holocaust, so he urged the press to come.
- The Leica Camera company helped hundreds of jews before the Holocaust by hiring, and sending them abroad.
- The Mosque of Paris helped Jews escape the Nazis by giving them Muslim IDs during WW2.
- More than 870,000 Jews were killed at Treblinka with a staff of just 150 people.
- During the Holocaust, Jewish boxer Salamo Arouch was imprisoned at Auschwitz. He was forced to fight fellow prisoners; the losers were sent to the gas chambers or shot. He survived over 2 years and 200 fights until the camp was liberated.
- Four of Freud's sisters died during the Holocaust in Nazi concentration camps.
- During WW2, two polish doctors saved 8,000 Jews from the Holocaust by faking a typhus epidemic that stopped the Nazis entering their town.
- The Mormon Church baptized 380,000 Holocaust victims posthumously, offending and sparking controversy among many Jewish groups.
- During the Holocaust, a Jewish woman exposed up to 3,000 hiding Jews to the Gestapo to save her family. Even after the Nazis sent her parents and husband to Auschwitz anyway in 1943, she continued to work for the Gestapo until 1945.
- As a result of the Holocaust, about 20% of Italian Jews lost their lives.
- In 1944, Jewish prisoners at a Nazi site in Lithuania dug a 115-foot-long-escape tunnel with only their hands and spoons in three months.