Ameliya wrote:Calculating the numbers of individuals who were killed as the result of Nazi policies is a difficult task.
I don't think you could ever have a complete record in any situation like this.
Even if you had records showing say 1,000.980 which is usually rounded to an estimate of 1.1 million. That exact figure could never be proved as any one individual within that figure could have escaped, or even got away on a death march towards the end of the war. Names of individuals are often changed to survive crossing borders.
Did the German SS guards record exactly how many they started with on a death march and how many died on the way. Also how many were left behind as they were too sick to walk. I don't think so. The ones that did survive were liberated usually as they were marching as the guards fled.
The German SS where meticulous is recording figures of prisoners entering the camp, and the numbers of people put to death, but recording deaths towards the end of the war was not a priority, by then it was all about getting rid of the camps through demolition and hiding all the evidence they could.
So because of this you will never have true and accurate records only close estimates at best.