chapter  6
12 Pages

20,946,000 Murdered The Nazi Genocide State

WithR. J. Rummel, Irving Louis Horowitz

Regardless of the massive democide by the Soviets or communist Chinese, the only government mass murder that the world remembers is the Nazi genocide of the Jews in which "6 million" were slaughtered. But even this count ignores the vast number of other people the Nazis exterminated. Overall, by genocide, the killing of hostages, reprisal raids, forced labor, "euthanasia," starvation, exposure, medical experiments, terror bombing, and in the concentration and death camps, the Nazis murdered from about 15,000,000 to over 31,600,000 people. These people were murdered for three basic reasons: Une was tor hindering or actually or potentially opposing the Nazi regime, its aggression against other countries, or the occupation of the country by Nazi forces. Such was the reason for Hitler's assassination by the hundreds of the top members of the Nazi SA (Storm Troop) in June to July 1934, which under Ernst Roem was becoming a strong competitor to the SS (Defense Corps).