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Blitzkrieg A swift, sudden military offensive, usually by combined air and mobile land forces. Hitler’s fighting strategy.
Zionism Jewish movement to reestablish a Jewish homeland in Palestine
Kapo prisoner given authority over other prisoners
Anti-Semitism attitude that creates discrimination against Jews
Buchenwald concentration camp in central Germany
Death Marches forced marches of concentration camp prisoners, carried out to evacuate camps before the American or Russian Armies arrived to liberate prisoners.
synagogue Jewish house of worship
Pogrom an organized, often officially encouraged massacre or persecution of a minority group, especially one conducted against Jews.
Auschwitz town in Poland, site of major death camp during the Third Reich
Genocide the systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group.
Hanukkah Jewish festival characterized chiefly by the lighting of the menorah on each night of the festival.
Gestapo German secret police
Kristallnacht night of broken glass, Germans riot destroying Jewish homes and businesses
Star of David six point star, symbol of Judaism
Holocaust a sacrifice completely consumed by fire; burnt offering, the systematic mass slaughter of European Jews in Nazi concentration camps during World War II
Aryan a non-Jewish Caucasian, esp. those with fair coloring
Nazi National Socialist German Workers' party of Germany, which in 1933, under Adolf Hitler
menorah a candelabrum having nine branches, for use on the Jewish festival of Hanukkah
Nuremberg city in Germany, name used to identify anti- Semitic laws established in Nazi Germnay.
rabbi Jewish teacher, official in synagogue
selection in a concentration camp, choosing who was going to die
Death Camps concentration camps during WWII which were used for killing large numbers of Jews and political prisoners.guarded compound for detention of members of ethnic minority
Ghetto section of a city occupied primarily by a specific ethnic group
Red Army Soviet army
Final Solution Nazi plan to kill all Jews.
SS Nazi elite guard, secured concentration camps
Deportation expulsion of people from their homes to a concentration camp
Swastika German symbol of Third Reich
Third Reich third government of Germany, Hitler’s government
Zyklon+B chemical used in concentration camp gas chambers
Passover a Jewish festival that celebrates the exodus of the Jews from Egypt
Concentration Camp guarded compound for detention of members of ethnic minority
Mein Kampf My Struggle, a book by Hitler describing his political beliefs
Internment Camp camp used to imprison Japanese Americans during WWII
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