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Holocaust Unit - Vocab Terms
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"Pure Germans" that weren't European immigrants, gypsies, Jewish, etc.
Arbeit Macht Frei
Means "Work sets you free", but wasn't true
Hitler's program of systematically killing the entire Jewish people
Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass)
German phrase that means "Night of Broken Glass"; the first violent offense on Jewish people carried out by the Nazis (Nov 9, 1938)
Original language of the Jewish people and that of their sacred books.
Hitler's secret police
the highest official of a monarch, prime minister
prison camps used under the rule of Hitler in Nazi Germany. Conditions were inhuman, and prisoners, mostly Jewish people, were generally starved or worked to death, or killed immediately.
An eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem in 165 BC
Star of David
Symbol of Judaism
Used during WWII to limit the amount of food and other goods that families could buy; resources were otherwise used in the war or unable to attain due to limits on importation
Prejudice against Jews
Prejudice and discrimination against Jewish people
A term used to describe Jewish prisoners being rescued/released from concentration camps; often means to bring about equal rights
A small structure that is attached to a larger building; Anne Frank's hideout is referred to as the "Secret Annex"
a member of the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
Illegal selling or trading of rationed goods during WWII
a Jewish phrase expressing congratulations or wishing someone good luck.
Area in southern Poland which housed the largest concentration camp during WWII
The death an entire group of people (genocide); 6 million Jewish people died during WWII (⅔ of Germany's Jewish popluation)
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