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'Remember the 11 million'? Why an inflated victims tally irks Holocaust historians

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Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 1:21 pm

WASHINGTON – "Five million non-Jews died in the Holocaust."

It's a statement that shows up regularly in declarations about the Nazi era. It was implied in a Facebook post by the Israel Defense Forces' spokesperson's unit last week marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. And it was asserted in an article shared by the Trump White House in defense of its controversial Holocaust statement the same day omitting references to the 6 million Jewish victims.

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