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5th Grade Social Studies World War II

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Normandy
Region in Northern France
concentration camps
Prison in which the Nazis enslaved and murdered millions of people during World War II
holocaust
Murder of six million Jews during World War II
Harry S. Truman
Thirty-third President of the United States, 1945-1953
atomic bomb
Powerful type of bomb with destructive force of 20,000 tons of ordinary explosives
Hiroshima
City in southwest Japan; the first city where an atomic bomb was dropped
dictator
Leader with total power
Benito Mussolini
Italian dictator who came to power in 1922 and led Italy during World War II
Adolf Hitler
Nazi dictator of Germany during World War II
World War II
War fought from 1939 to 1945 between the Allies and the Axis, and involving most of the countries in the world. The United States joined the Allies in 1941, helping the Allies gain victory.
Joseph Stalin
Dictator of the Soviet Union from 1929 to 1953
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Harbor in Hawaii. Japanese planes bombed the United States naval base there in a surprise attack on December 7, 1941.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
American General who was the leader of invasion of the battle of Normandy