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Holocaust Terms

Terms

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Mein Kampf
became bible of the Nazi movement
Holocaust
great burning
Sonderkommando
Jews who were in charge of the disposal of bodies
SS
the black-shirts, the Death's Head brigade, most elite, powerful and ran the death camps
partisans
Jews who lived in the forest
Nuremberg Trials
Nov. 20, 1945
SA
the brown-shirts, private army of teenagers
swastika
symbol of the Nazi party
contragenic
enemies of the state (homosexuals, gypsies, Jehovah's Witnesses, Slavs, Communists, T-4
"Canada"
name of the warehouse at Auschwitz
Fuhrer
supreme leader
Gestapo
the Nazi state secret police
aggressor nation
a powerful nation that takes over a less-powerful nation
SD
security service
Resistance
secret network all over Europe
Crystal Night
Nov. 9, 1938
propaganda
any deliberate method to spread ideas
concentration camp
prison camp usually surrounded by barbed wire numbering in 100s
Third Reich
empire meant to last 1000 years
Nazi
National Socialist German Workers Party
ghettos
a special area of a city for Jews to live
pogrom
a surprise attack against a Jewish community
Zionists
Jews who believed in a country of their own in Palestine
Axis Powers
Germany, Italy and Japan
Semite
after 1873 Jews were now a race of people by blood
typhus
a disease spread by lice that was highly contagious
Star of David
symbol of the Jewish faith
zyklon B
the gas used in gas chambers
genocide
murder of an entire race of people
Allies
US, Britain, France and Russia
death camp
a camp built especially for killing Jews by gas
Final Solution
the Nazi plan to kill Jews with gas
selection
the process of death camps deciding who lived and who died
kapo
a Jewish leader in the barracks
Operation Reinhard
nickname for murder of all Jews in Poland

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