The Nazis advocated killing children of “unwanted” or “dangerous” groups either as part of the “racial struggle” or as a measure of preventative security. The Germans and their collaborators killed children for these ideological reasons and in retaliation for real or alleged partisan attacks.
The Germans and their collaborators killed as many as 1.5 million children. This number included over a million Jewish children and tens of thousands of Romani Gypsy children, German children with physical and mental disabilities living in institutions, Polish children, and children residing in the occupied Soviet Union. Some Jewish and some non-Jewish adolescents (13-18 years old) had a greater chance of survival, as they could be used for forced labor.
Ivon Farkash-Ivon was only 4 when she was sadly killed in the gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birenkau. Andrash Milhofer-Andrash was only 4 when he was sadly murdered at Auschwitz-Birenkau on June 29, 1944. Eva Kovach-Eva was only 4 when she was sadly murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944. A little girl by the name Minatzia Markovitz a little girl by the name of Minatzia Markovitz standing in front of a building was murdered in death camp Auschwitz. Eva Munzer betrayed by the husband of the woman hiding her, she was murdered along with her little sister Leana in Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The fates of Jewish and non-Jewish children can be categorized in the following ways:
1) children killed when they arrived in killing centers
2) children killed immediately after birth or in institutions
3) children born in ghettos and camps who survived because prisoners hid them
4) children, usually over age 12, who were used as laborers and as subjects of medical experments
5) children killed during reprisal operations or so-called anti-partisan operations.