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Allies

The US, Great Britain, and the USSR

Anti-semitism

Irrational hostility towards Jews

Aryan

The name the Nazis used to describe white non-jewish Germans, people with blue eyes and blond hair

Axis Powers

Nazi Germany, Italy, and Japan

Boycott

Refusal to do business with a person

Concentration Camp

a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined

Fascism

a political system headed by a dictator that calls for extreme nationalism and racism and no tolerance of opposition

Final Solution

the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler

Fuhrer

Adolf Hitler's title as chancellor and head of state in Germany.

Genocide

systematic killing of a racial or cultural group

Gestapo

the secret state police in Nazi Germany

Ghetto

formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live

Kristallnacht

Night of Broken Glass, Nov 9 1938 night when the Nazis killed or injured many jews & destroyed many jewish propertys

Nazi

Abbreviation for National Socialist German Workers' Party Hitler was the head of it

Pogrom

organized persecution of an ethnic group (especially Jews)

SS

German "protection" squad and they ran the Concentration camps

Swastika

An ancient mystical symbol composed of a cross with bent arms, adopted by the Nazis as their symbol

Third Reich

Hitler's name for Germany during his years of rule

propaganda

ideas spread to further one's cause or to damage an opponent's cause

Scapegoat

a person or thing carrying the blame for others

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