Much has been said about the Nazi holocaust against the Jews, and rightly so. But then there is the other Nazi holocaust against non-Jews, which hasn't gotten the same exposure.
The following shows other victims of the Nazis:
Blacks - In the German colonies in Africa, experiments were conducted on Africans taken as prisoners from the 1904 Heroro Massacre. The latter left 60,000 Africans dead. (A. Tolbert III, Our African Roots)
During WWI, the French occupied the Rhineland. African soldiers from French colonies were deployed for this mission. Their presence infuriated Germans. Some soldiers married German women. The offspring produced were labeled "Rhineland bastards." (ibid)
The Nazis set up a group called Commission Number 3 with the aim of sterilizing all mulattos in order to "protect the Aryan race." About 400 children were medically sterilized, many times without the parents knowing. (Jewish Virtual Library, "The Holocaust: Non-Jewish Victims" by Terese Pencak Schwartz)
In all, blacks were subjected to persecution, isolation, sterilization, medical experimentation, incarceration and murder.
Slavs - The Nazis wanted central and eastern Europe as Aryan territory. As a result, Slavs, soldiers and civilians, were targeted. They were one of the most widely persecuted groups of the other Nazi holocaust. The goal was extermination.
Ukrainians - About 3,000,000 Ukrainians and other non-Jews were killed in Ukraine. About 2,000,000 Ukrainians were brought to Germany for slave labor. Again, the goal was extermination. If that couldn't be attained, then expulsion, enslavement or Germanization. (Paul Robert Magocsi, "A History of Ukraine," 1996.)
Poles - The first targets for extermination. About six million Polish citizens were killed, including Jews and Roman Catholics. Hundreds of thousands of Poles were sent to Nazi prison camps.
Soviet Citizens and POWs - During the siege of Leningrad, more than 1.2 million Soviet citizens were killed. Overall civilian deaths, including Jews, estimated at 13.7 million according to a 1995 Russian Academy of Science report.
An estimated 2.8 million Soviet POWs died through starvation, exposure and summary execution [from 1941 – 1942]. This can be compared to the genocide in Rwanda as the “most concentrated mass killing in human history.”
“The total number of prisoners taken by the German armies in the USSR was in the region of 5.5 million. Of these the astounding number of 3.5 million or more had been lost by the middle of 1944 and the assumption must be that they were either deliberately killed or done to death by criminal negligence.” (Gendercide Watch, "Case Study: Soviet Prisoners-or-War.")
Romani - Deaths estimated to a high of 1,500,000. (Ian Hancock, "True Romanies and the Holocaust: A Re-evaluation and Overview," 2005.)
Homosexuals - The Nazis targeted homosexuals because they would fail in contributing to producing the "Aryan race." Hundreds of homosexual men living in occupied territories were castrated. Up to 15,000 homosexual men were imprisoned in concentration camps. ("Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals," U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.)
Leftists - German communists were among the first people to be sent to concentration camps. The Nazis viciously opposed communism. For Hitler, communism was part of the "Jewish conspiracy." Leftists were hated by the Nazis because of being anti-racist. Summary executions were conducted against communists, socialists and anarchists.
Roman Catholics/Christians - In occupied Poland, 3,000 of the clergy were murdered. One thousand nine hundred and ninety two died in concentration camps. Up to 5,000 Jehovah's Witnesses died in concentration camps. (William Schulman, "A State of Terror: Germany 1933 - 1939." Holocaust Resource Center and Archives.) Thousands of Christian clergy were killed.
It is long overdue to recognize the other victims of the other Nazi holocaust.