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Chapter 12 Section 4


wiping out an entire group of people

Operation Overlord

the invasion of occupied Europe


death camp in Poland

Erwin Rommel

German General known as the "Desert Fox"

Harry S Truman

became president after Roosevelt's death in 1945


6 millions Jews killed by the Nazis


the landing of Allied troops at Normandy on June 6, 1944


battle that was a major turning point of World War II


where Allied troops moved next after North Africa

V-E Day

Victory in Europe - May 8, 1945

January 1, 1942

Date that the US joined the Allied Powers

Battle of Moscow

Battle in 1941-Germans took the city

Battle of Sicily

summer 1941-led by George Patton

Adolf Hitler

German dictator who committed suicide in April 1945

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