List of wars and disasters by death toll


List of wars and disasters by death toll

This is a list of wars and human-made disasters by death toll. Some events overlap categories.

Wars and armed conflicts

"These figures of one million or more deaths include the deaths of civilians from diseases, famine, etc., as well as deaths of soldiers in battle and possible and genocide".

"Where only one estimate is available, it appears in both the low and high estimates. This is a sortable table. Click on the column sort buttons to sort results numerically or alphabetically."

Individual extermination camps

* 1,500,000-4,000,000 [Brian Harmon, John Drobnicki, [http://www.vex.net/~nizkor/features/denial-of-science/appendix-2-01.html Historical sources and the Auschwitz death toll estimates] ] - Auschwitz extermination camp (by Nazi-Germany, located in Oświęcim, Poland, 1940-1945)
* 1,000,000-1,400,000Encyclopedia Americana] - Treblinka extermination camp, (by Nazi Germany, located in Treblinka, Poland, 1942-1943)
* 53,000 [ [http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/Jasenovac.html Jewish virtual library] ] -840,000 [Vladimir Dedijer - The Yugoslav Auschwitz and the Vatican Buffalo (NY) 1992 ISBN-13: 978-0-87975-752-6] - Jasenovac extermination camp - (by NDH Ustaše Nazi regime in Croatia.)
* 480,000-600,000Peter Witte and Stephen Tyas, "A New Document on the Deportation and Murder of Jews during "Einsatz Reinhardt" 1942", Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Vol. 15, No. 3, Winter 2001, ISBN 0-19-922506-0] [Raul Hilberg, "The Destruction of the European Jews", Yale University Press, 2003, revised hardcover edition, ISBN 0-300-09557-0] Yitzhak Arad, "Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka. The Operation Reinhard Death Camps", Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis, 1987, NCR 0-253-34293-7] - Belzec extermination camp, (by Nazi Germany, located in Belzec Poland, 1942-1943)
* 350,000 - Majdanek extermination camp, (by Nazi Germany, located in Lublin Poland, 1942-1944)
* 300,000 - Chelmno extermination camp, (by Nazi Germany, located in Chelmno Poland, 1941-1943)
* 260,000 - Sobibór extermination camp, (by Nazi Germany, located in Sobibor Poland, 1942-1943)
* 55,000 - Neuengamme concentration camp, (by Nazi Germany, located by Hamburg, Germany, 1938-1945)

Man-made famines

"This section includes famines where most scholars agree that it was caused or exacerbated by the policies of the ruling regime." "See also Famine and List of famines"

Human sacrifice and ritual suicide

"This section lists tolls from the systematic practice of human sacrifice or suicide. For notable individual episodes, see Human sacrifice and mass suicide."

See also

Other lists organized by death toll

* List of natural disasters by death toll
* List of battles and other violent events by death toll
* List of accidents and disasters by death toll
* List of United Kingdom disasters by death toll
* Most prolific murderers by number of victims

Other lists with similar topics

* List of wars | List of battles | List of invasions
* List of massacres | List of terrorist incidents | List of riots
* List of disasters | List of historic fires | List of famines
* List of earthquakes | List of notable tropical cyclones
* List of rail accidents
* Lists of accidents and incidents on commercial airliners

Topics dealing with similar themes

* Mass murder | Genocide | Democide
* Famine | Infectious diseases
* Genocide in history
* Most lethal battles in world history
* United States casualties of war
* Casualties of the Iraq War

References

External links

* [http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/battles.htm Bloodiest Battles of the 20th Century]
* [http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/battle19.htm Death Tolls for Battles of the 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th Centuries]
* [http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/war-list.htm Wars of the 20th Century]
* [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1510/is_1987_Fall/ai_5151514/pg_2 The world's worst massacres Whole Earth Review]
* [http://www.arthurhu.com/INDEX/genocide.htm War Disaster and Genocide]
* [http://www.moreorless.au.com/killers/ Killers of the 20th Century]
* [http://www.historynet.com/wars_conflicts/world_war_2/3037296.html Soviet Prisoners of War: Forgotten Nazi Victims of World War II]
* [http://www.airdisaster.com/features/top100/top100.shtml Top 100 aviation disasters] on AirDisaster.com


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