The Holocaust Terms

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Genocide

massive crimes committed against groups

Holocaust

systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately 6 million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators

Identity

one's sense of self

In group

people with whom one shares a common identity

Out group

people perceived as different or apart from one's in group

In group bias

the tendency to favor the members of one's own in group

Stereotype

a generalized belief about a group of people

Prejudice

an unjustifiable (and usually negative) attitude toward a group and its members

Discrimination

an unfair act carried out against an entire group or individual members of that group

Anti-Semitism

prejudice against Jews

Propaganda

media that supports the spread of ideas for the purpose of helping or damaging a cause. It appeals to emotions rather than rationality.

Indoctrinate

to instruct in a doctrine, principle, ideology, etc, especially to imbue with a biased belief or point of view

Scapegoat

a person or thing carrying the blame for others

Conformity

adjusting one's thinking or behavior to match those of other people or a group standard (peer pressure)

Obedience

the act of changing your opinion, judgement, or action because someone in a position of perceived authority told you to

Indifference

having or exhibiting a lack of emotion, concern, or care

Perpetrator

one who brings about, carries out, produces, performs, or executes a particular action; usually a crime

Collaborator

one who is not a direct perpetrator, but who provides perpetrators with weapons, information, or supplies

Bystander

one who is present but not taking part in a situation or event

Upstander

individuals, groups, or nations who, when bearing witness to injustice, decide to do something to stop or prevent these acts from continuing

Resister

someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take

Kristallnacht

(Night of the Broken Glass) November 9, 1938, when mobs throughout Germany destroyed Jewish property and terrorized Jews

Final Solution

the cover name for Hitler's plan to destroy all the Jews in Europe

Einsatzgruppen

mobile killing squads

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