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Genocide

annihilation of a group of people

Rabbi

A Jewish religious leader

Synagogue

A Jewish place of worship -aka Temple

Adolf Hitler

1889-1945? Nazi leader and dictator of Germany/The Third Reich 1934-1945

Barracks

An area in the concentration camps where the prisoners were housed

Ghettos

Where the Jews were sealed inside the poorest parts of town with over crowded conditions and little food

Racism

Hatred against a particular group of people

Dr. Joseph Goebbels

1897-1945- Nazi propaganda leader during the Third Reich

Heinrich Himmler

1900-1945- Nazi leader of the Gestapo/secret police leader during the Third Reich

The Third Reich

The Nazi regime/kingdom 1934-1945

The Blood Liable

The rumor that started a long time ago that spread fear in to Christians-Jews stole Christian children for their blood

The Final Solution

The Nazi cover-up name for the plan to annihilate all of the Jews

Arbeit Macht Frei

translates to= work will liberate- The Nazis had this saying over many entrances to concentration camps

Gas chambers/showers

Jews were murdered in chambers filled with a poisonous gas called-Zyklon B. In many cases they were told that they were going to take showers...

Selection

When Jews and others in the ghettos and camps were chosen for death

Juden rat

The Jewish council members chosen by the Nazis to run the ghettos

The Nuremberg Laws

Laws established to take away the Jews citizenship and made them "subjects"

Gestapo

The secret police or Green police during the Nazi rule

SS men

An elite Nazi military unit-they ran the concentration camps and fought on the front lines

Warsaw

The capital of Poland-one of the largest ghettos was here

Lodz

Located in Poland-a large ghetto (mentioned in The Cage) was here

The Night of Broken Glass

November 9-10 1938, when all Jewish businesses and homes were destroyed. Synagogues were burned, and Jews were beaten and killed.

Propaganda

The spreading of information to injure or promote a cause, a group, and/or a belief.

Hermann Wilhelm Goering

(Goring) Nazi leader of the SS men-died during the Nuremberg trials by hanging himself before his sentencing

Yad Vashem

The largest Holocaust Memorial museum- located in Israel

Liberation

The freeing of the prisoners from the ghettos and concentration camps

Dachau

The first concentration camp established by Hitler (1933)/located in Germany

Pogrom

an organized massacre

Concentration camps

The Nazis sent Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals, Partisans, the phyically and mentally handicapped and anyone who spoke out against the Nazis and Hitler to these prisons.

Ration

A certain amount of food/clothing given to an individual during war time to prevent hoarding.

Fascism

A form of government led by one ruler

Persecution Bullying,

harassment and killing of a group of people because of their beliefs, culture, social status, etc.

Anti-semitism

Against anything or anyone Jewish

Aryan

A German-born, blonde hair, blue eyed non-Jew/Hitler's ideal superior person

Allies

The countries fighting against the Nazis during WWII- France, Great Britain, United States, Russia, etc.

Nazis

National Socialist German Workers' Party

Chancellor

Hitler became this in 1933

holocaust

A total destruction by fire

Holocaust

1933-1945 when 6 million Jews were murdered by the Nazis

Partisan

Rebels against the Nazis during the war

Auschwitz-

Birkenau A concentration camp in Poland-notorious for being one of the largest death camps

Sobibor

A concentration camp in POland known for the great escape

Bergen-

Belsen A concentration camp in northern Germany where Anne Frank died

Sonderkommando

AKA-Kapo-- a Jew put in charge of the barrack

D-day/Doomsday

June 6,1944-the allied invasion of Europe-Battle of Normany/Omaha and Utah Beach

Displaced Persons Camps

Camps set up by the Allies after they liberated a concentration camp to take care of the sick, weak and starving

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