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anti-Jewish (it's a form of being prejudice)
Aryan's were the "ELITE" human beings (true Germans - blonde, blue-eyed, healthy, and smart), according to Hitler. These people would rule the German EMPIRE.
one of the largest killing camps created by the Nazis; located in Poland; consisted of both labor and death camp
where undesirables and political opposition to the Nazis were sent to do forced labor under inhumane conditions
Death camps built by the Nazi German-occupied Poland for the sole purpose of killing "enemies" of the Third Reich. The victims' bodies were usually burned in ovens (crematoria). The six extermination camps were Auschwitz-Birkenau, Belzec, Chelmno, Majdanek, Sobibor, and Treblinka. These were also called killing centers.
author of Night and survivor of the Holocaust
Elimination of European Jewish people (and any other undesirable)
the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.
caused WWII in 1939 when seizing Poland; with Hitler as its leader, the spread of Nazism was quick and Nazi Germany paved the way industrializing death to remove its of its "undesirables"
were Hitler's secret police. They eliminated political opposition (in other words, anyone who thought Hitler was crazy and didn't like the way the government was running things, would be killed). They orchestrated the systematic arrest and deportation of the Jewish people to the concentration camps
Ghettos were enclosed neighborhoods. The Germans barricaded the Jewish people into these places and wouldn't let them leave.
Life in these areas was miserable. - people lacked sufficient food, water, and sanitary (clean) conditions.
leader of the Nazi party who lead Germany into WWII and developed the "final solution" to help create his Aryan race.
Means total destruction by fire
Now, Holocaust is used to refer to the mass murder of Jewish people (and other "undesirables") during World War II.
If you see the word written with a lower case "h", it typically refers to "total destruction by fire"
The ideology (belief) and practice of the Nazis. They believed in the policy of racist nationalism, national expansion, and state control of the economy.
Racial laws passed in Germany in 1935, before World War II, stripping the Jewish people of their political (right to vote, right to run for office) and civil rights (rights of any human being) by making them non-citizens.
invaded by Nazi Germany in 1939 - suffered heavy losses throughout the war
refers to making pre-judgments about a person before knowing that individual.
Propaganda attempts to force a doctrine (set of guidelines) on people who are susceptible (at risk) to its appeal.
Propaganda is used by politicians, advertisers, and anyone else who has something to sell that may not really be needed.
This is different from PREJUDICE. Prejudice refers to making pre-judgments about a person before knowing that individual. Though most Americans think of it as having to do with skin color, that is not often the case.
RACISM is discrimination based on race - (ancestry - blood ties - genetics - lineage) it's the ACT of prejudice.
A person who is unfairly blamed for something that others have done
The SS, Hitler's elite guard (The Black Shirts), ran many of the concentration camps and death camps.
a symbol that has been around for thousands of years meaning of "good fortune"?
Only in the 20th century, when Hitler it on the Nazi flag, did it become a symbol of evil.
Intellectually disabled and emotionally ill people
Physically disabled people
"Gypsies" - Roma People ("gypsies" is a slang and offensive term for the Roma people)
Many other nationalities, other than German, were considered undesirable as well.
According to Hitler, undesirables had to be eliminated. There was no room or need for them in Hitler's empire.
World War II
the Second World War was the most widespread and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries and resulting in more than 50 million military and civilian deaths (with some estimates as high as 85 million dead). Sparked by Adolf Hitler's invasion of Poland in 1939, the war would drag on for six deadly years until the final Allied defeat of both Nazi Germany and Japan in 1945.
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