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Below is an interesting #statistics on the number of #Germans killed in #WW2;I do not retweet this to proclaim this as the truth, but rather as a proposal which has to be corroborated or refuted. I don't know who created this statistics, or how.
My translation:
'The casualties..
.. of the German People during and after the Second World War

Deaths:

[ca.] 3.250*10^6 German soldiers,
[ca.] 1.000*10^6 women, children and eldery fell victim to terror bombings in violation of international law,
..
..
[ca.] 3.242*10^6 German soldiers died as prisoners of war of the allied forces,
of which [ca.] 2*10^6 died in Soviet camps, [ca.] 1*10^6 died in American camps, [ca.] 1.2*10^5 died in French camps, [ca.] 1*10^5 died in Yugoslav camps,
..
..
[ca.] 2.2*10^4 died in Polish or Czechoslovak camps,

[Remark: a serious flaw in this table is that 'British' camps seem to have been subsumed under 'American'; I am not an expert, but I can at least judge so much: most readers will know that Great Britain was a..
..more-or-less distinct (if not independent) part of the Allies, and it is often being distinguished whether a camp or an administrative zone was ruled by the US or by the British; therefore, readers here will wonder why 'British' is not mentioned anywhere. LG,I]
3*10^6 women..
.., children and elderly died during the expulsions from their homeland after 1945,
[ca.] 5*10^5 were murdered during the invasion of the Soviets in Eastern Germany and Central Germany in 1945,
[ca.] 6*10^4 were murdered during the invasion of #Austria,
..
..
[ca.] 1.2*10^5 Germans died in Soviet concentration camps,
[ca.] 1.0*10^5 were murdered by Jewish commandos in Poland,
[ca.] 5.7*10^6 died as a result of the starvation policies in the Western administrative zones after 1945.

In total, more than 1.7 * 10^7 Germans died!
..
..

(Of which more than twelve millions died AFTER the end of the war.)'

#concentrationcamps
#hunger
#starvation
#statistics
#ww2
#wwii
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