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Holocaust Definition Terms

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Holocaust
systematic, state-sponsored, persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi government of Germany and their collaborators
systematic
organized, efficient, methodical
state-sponsored
paid for and organized by the government
persecution
cruel treatment, harassment and discrimination often based on religion, political views or race.
Nazi
an abbreviation for Hitler's political party in Germany; Nazi stands for "National Socialist German Workers Party"
collaborator
helper
Roma
one of Europe's largest ethnic minorities. Roma originally came from India, but have lived in Europe for more than 1,000 years. The Roma have a distinct language and culture. In the past, Roma were often called "Gypsies" but this is an inaccurate and sometimes offensive term.
World War II
World War II was fought from 1939 to 1945
genocide
the destruction or attempted destruction of an entire group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic or religious group.
dictator
one leader with total power, usually taking power by force
Label
Words we attach to other people
Stereotype
An unfair and oversimplified generalization about a group of people.
Prejudice
A negative opinion, belief, or feeling that is made about a group of people before gathering all the information.
Discrimination
Treating individuals or groups unjustly because of prejudice.