Second World War: fatalities per country 1939-1945

Estimated number of military and civilian fatalities due to the Second World War per country or region between 1939 and 1945

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Release date

April 2022



Survey time period

1939 to 1945

Supplementary notes

In cases where the source gave a range of fatality estimates the middle value has been taken for display purposes (e.g. Dutch East Indies: 3,000,000 - 4,000,000 has been displayed as 3,500,000).

Figures in this statistic may not corroborate figures on other statistics on the platform due to variations per source.

The majority of figures (especially the largest) were taken from the National WWII Museum of New Orleans, which has some of the most consistent estimate datasets; other figures have been taken from official or academic sources from the respective country; while some of the lower figures (often excluded from major sources) have been taken from other online encyclopedias or compendiums.

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