The headline in today's New York Times Sunday Review section: "The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking." Researchers have now "cataloged some 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps throughout Europe," whereas previous estimates were as low as 7,000.
The figure is so staggering that even fellow Holocaust scholars had to make sure they had heard it correctly when the lead researchers previewed their findings at an academic forum in late January at the German Historical Institute in Washington.
In unrelated Holocaust news, Jen Graves was on public radio's Studio 360 two days ago discussing Charles Krafft. If you somehow missed the Krafft story the first time around, Jen's original piece is right here.