World War II Vocab

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dictator

an absolute or total ruler who seizes control of the gov't

fascism

a political gov't that puts the needs of the nation above the needs of an individual

communism

promised a society in which property would be shard be everyone

police state

a country in which the gov't has total control over people and uses secret police to find and punish people who rebel or protest

aggression

warlike action such as an invasion or attack

genocide

the planned killing of a race of people

holocost

the Nazi killing of the Jewish people in WWII

concentration camp

a prision where the enemies of the German gov't were gathered involuntarily

crematoriun

ovens used to burn the bodies of death camp victams

black shirts

the secret police or Nazi political police

getto

an enclosed and restricted area of a city in which Jews were required to live

SS

Hitler's personal guards, also known as the Black Shirts

Poland

Auschwitz was the largest concentration camp in this country

Dachau

the first concentration camp established in Munich in 1933

resistance

underground organization engaged in a struggle for liberation

David

the six pointed star used as a symbol Germans forced Jews to wear for indentification

Gestapo

elite SS spies

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