Hitler announced at many occasions the
"annihilation of the Jews" living in the territory
under his control. In his mind, murdering millions of Jews could
only be accomplished under the confusion of war - from the
beginning he was planning a war that would engulf Europe. World
War 2 caused the greatest loss of life and material destruction
of any war in history, killing twenty-five million military
personnel and thirty million civilians.
Approximately 11 million people were killed because of Hitler's
genocidal policy and his Nazi Regime led to the annihilation of
more than six million Jews during the Holocaust. The Third
Reich would survive him for one week - the nightmare he had
unleashed was over.