Ruth Foster was amongst the 1,000 Jews from Lingen, Germany transported to the Riga Ghetto in Latvia. "We had to line up in rows of six," says Ruth. "In front of us a young couple walked. The father had a child in his arms. An SS officer came and asked the child, 'Would you like a sweet?' The child said, 'yes.' The SS man said: 'Open your mouth.' He then shot the child through her mouth." After a few years Ruth was sent to Stuffhoff. When the camp was liberated by the Russians Ruth weighed three and a half stone and was dying of typhoid. "It dehumanised us in every way. Some of us still kept our dignity. Others would go into the mortuary and bite the flesh out of buttocks. Some had knives and would cut out the liver. They were like cannibals."
Ruth lost her entire family in the Holocaust.
Of course she is the "only survivor of her entire family", just like all the rest. So if virtually every Holohoax survivor out there lost almost their entire family, let's do the calculations. The Israeli government says there were 1 million Holocaust™ Survivors™ alive in 2004. So lets assume, just for the sake of argument, that means there were around 4 million Survivors™ immediately after the war. Then lets assume that each of these 4 million "survivors" lost, conservatively, around 10 members of their family. That means the real number of jews exterminated in the Holohoax, accounting for some cross-linkage in family relations, was around 30-35 million. But we all know that it was much higher than that because most of the survivors tell us they lost their entire family of 100-200 people.