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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