By NORMAN M. COVERT
A long-time friend took notice of my commentary last week on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, saying she thought I had underreported the number of victims in the Holocaust. She was, of course, correct in her understanding.
However, my citation that six million Jews died in the Nazi death camps from1932-1945 is accepted by historians. Apparently it wasn’t clear that I was referring to the genocide of European Jews alone, purpose of the Yom Hashoah declaration of the Israeli Knesset in 1953.
My friend is correct that a more accurate accounting of the persons who died in the reign of Nazi terror amounts to at least nine million.… Read More