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a fast burning fire that destroys everything in its past


the systematic killing of a target group of people


the word used by Nazis when they chose who would live and die

final solution

the euphemism for Hitler's plan to murder all Jews


"free from Jews"


racist hatred and fear of Jewish people


Hitler's racist political party

55 million

the total number of WWII casualties

6 million

the number of Jews Hitler exterminated


secret police in charge of silencing political opposition to Hitler


elite forces in charge of concentration camps


prisoners put in charge of the camps

Dr. Mengele

"the Angel of Death" doctor who performed unethical experiments on prisoners


80% of this ethnic group in Europe was exterminated by the Nazis


the largest death camp, located in Poland


reception center for Auschwitz

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