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Arts and Humanities
History of Europe
Terms in this set (35)
The mass-murder, or genocide, of European Jews and others under the German Nazi regime.
The years that the Holocaust occurred.
Number of Jews killed during the Holocaust
Other groups targeted by the Nazis
Non-Jewish Soviet civilians, Soviet POWs, Non-Jewish Polish civilians, Serb civilians, the disabled, Gypsies, Jehovah's Witnesses, political opponents, etc.
The opposition, dislike, fear or hatred of the Jewish people
An adverse judgment or opinion formed beforehand or without knowledge or examination of the facts. An attitude toward a person or group
The belief that race accounts for difference in human character or ability; that a particular race in superior to others. The practice of discrimination and persecution.
Racial term used by the Nazis to describe a "race" they believed to be superior. it has no biological validity.
Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany
A prison with barracks rather than cells, used by the Nazis to house thousands of prisoners under intolerable and inhumane conditions. Also called a labor camp.
First prisoners at the Dachau Concentration Camp.
The secret state police of the German Nazi state known for their terrorism and atrocities.
Information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.
Organization that German children were forced to join.
Restrictions put into place against Jewish citizens to "protect German Blood and German Honor"
32 countries meet to discuss helping the Jews fleeing Germany as refugees, but no country, including the U.S., will accept them.
Yellow Star of David
A symbol that Jews were forced to wear on all clothing in Nazi occupied territories.
Night of Broken Glass. A series of attacks against Jewish homes, synagogues, and businesses throughout Germany and Austria on November 9 and 10, 1938.
The rounding up of Jews and others to be expelled from the city, state, or country and sent elsewhere
Closed areas, with brick or stone,wooden fences and barbed wire defining the boundaries, where Jews were forced to live
A prison camp in which a large portion of the inmates are systematically put to death, are worked to death or die from mistreatment.
Where death camps were located.
Largest Nazi death camp. An estimated 3 million people died here.
The gas used to kill Jews in the gas chambers at the death camps
December 7th, 1941
The attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan. The U.S. joins WWII as a result.
Britain, France, Soviet Union, and United States
Germany, Japan, Italy
The Final Solution
The Nazi's plan for the murder of all European Jews by gassing, shooting, and other means.
June 6th, 1944
D-Day: the Allies invade Normandy, France
Prisoners are forced to march toward Germany in order to avoid liberation.
April 30th, 1945
Hitler and his wife Eva commit suicide
May 7th, 1945
Germans surrender to the Allies
August 6th and 9th, 1945
The u.s drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan
September 2nd, 1945
The Japanese surrender to the allies. Official end to WWII
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