21 terms

Night and the Holocaust

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Anti-Semitism
hateful ideas against Jews
Final Solution
When Hitler set up concentration camps to kill Jews with gas chambers
Selection
when people were chosen to go to camp or a gas chamber
Death Marches
When mass numbers of Jews would run to other camps, often they were shot
Aryan Society
Hitler's vision of a perfect society
Concentration Camp
A place where Jews were sent to do labor work in which many died
Ghetto
Housing where Jews lived
Genocide
Mass murder against a certain race or religion
Propoganda
Messages used to inflict fear on Jews
Mein Kampf
The book Hitler wrote when he was in jail
Beadle
A minor parish official whose duties include ushering and preserving order at services and sometimes civil functions
Edict
A proclamation having the force of law
Premonition
A strong feeling that something is about to happen
Emaciated
to cause to lose flesh so as to become very thin
Wizened
to become dry, shrunken, and wrinkled often as a result of aging or of failing vitality
Talmud
The authoritative body of Jewish tradition
Kabbalah
A medieval and modern system of Jewish theosoply
Kaddish
An ancient Jewish prayer sequence
Annihilate
to cause to cease to exist
Convoy
to escort for protection
Pipel
An attractive male child in a Jewish concentration camp