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World War II Vocab

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dictator
an absolute or total ruler who seizes control of the gov't
fascism
a political gov't that puts the needs of the nation above the needs of an individual
communism
promised a society in which property would be shard be everyone
police state
a country in which the gov't has total control over people and uses secret police to find and punish people who rebel or protest
aggression
warlike action such as an invasion or attack
genocide
the planned killing of a race of people
holocost
the Nazi killing of the Jewish people in WWII
concentration camp
a prision where the enemies of the German gov't were gathered involuntarily
crematoriun
ovens used to burn the bodies of death camp victams
black shirts
the secret police or Nazi political police
getto
an enclosed and restricted area of a city in which Jews were required to live
SS
Hitler's personal guards, also known as the Black Shirts
Poland
Auschwitz was the largest concentration camp in this country
Dachau
the first concentration camp established in Munich in 1933
resistance
underground organization engaged in a struggle for liberation
David
the six pointed star used as a symbol Germans forced Jews to wear for indentification
Gestapo
elite SS spies