CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST. The Nazis thought killing the kids of “unwanted” or “dangerous” groups of people. They killed over 1.5 million J ewish kids . C hildren, usually over age 12, W ere used as laborers and as subjects of medical experiments.
some children had to endure physical or sexual abuse by their “protectors”. Research has it that 15% were treated right and 5% were abused.
Organized rescue groups frequently moved children around and kept records in code to prevent their charges’ discovery. In some rescue networks, parents were not permitted to contact their children or know their whereabouts.
Children were kept in cellars and attics, where they had to keep quiet, even motionless, for hours on end. In rural areas, hidden children lived in barns, chicken coops, and forest huts.