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a fighter plane used for suicide missions by Japanese pilots in World War II


Japanese army officer who initiated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and who assumed dictatorial control of Japan during World War II


act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"

Hitler Youth

Organizations set up under Hitler to train an educate German young people in Nazi beliefs


the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler


a Nazi concentration camp for Jews in southwestern Poland during World War II


systematic killing of a racial or cultural group


Nazi strike forces that killed innocent Jews with their infamous "death squads"


German Nazi who was chief of the SS and the Gestapo and who oversaw the genocide of six million Jews (1900-1945)


where the Allies land on June 6, 1944, D-Day


Resistance fighters


naval battle of World War II (June 1942)


a policy of nonparticipation in international economic and political relations

Maginot Line

a fortification built before World War II to protect France's eastern border


something that forces obedience with a law or rule


Leader of Russia during WWII


German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945)


British statesman and leader during World War II


Italian fascist dictator (1883-1945)


Roosevelt, the President of the United States during the Depression and WWII. He instituted the New Deal. Served from 1933 to 1945, he was the only president in U.S. history to be elected to four terms


Elected Vice president in 1944; 33rd President, after FDR's death; led the U.S. through the end of World War II and beginning of the Cold War

Nuremberg Laws

established legal basis in Nazi Germany for discrimination against Jews.

Aryan race

the pure Germanic race, used by the Nazis to suggest a superior non-Jewish Caucasian typified by height, blonde hair, blue eyes

Enabling Act

enabled Hitler to get rid of the Reichstag parliament and pass laws without reference to parliament


german parliament

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