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opposition to and discrimination against Jews
Anti - Semitism
Nazi death camp in Poland; largest of all camps
Auschwitz
reception center for Auschwitz
Birkenau
Nazi death camp in Germany
Buchenwald
collection of traditional stories that probes the mysteries of the universe
Cabbala (Zohar)
first Nazi death camp near Munich, Germany, opened in March 1933
Dachau
Nazi policy of denying Jews basic vicil rights such as practicing religion, education, and adequate food and housing
dehumanization
process of pepole being involuntarily moved from their homes because of war, governmental policies, etc.
displacement
intestinal inflammation characterized by abdominal pain, diarrhea, and dehydration
dysentery
act of caring out death painlessly, "mercy killing"
euthanasia
dictatorship government characterized by suppression of individual freedoms
fascism
Nazi term for the plan to exterminate the Jews of Europe
final solution
Secret State Police, used brutal methods to investigate and suppress resistance to Nazi rule w/in Germany & throughout Nazi-occupied Europe
Gestapo
the total annihilation of a race or ethnic group
genocide
established in poor sections of a city where most of the Jews from the city were forced to reside
ghetto
head of the SS and the Gestapo
Heinrich Himmler
Nazi dicator of Germany from 1933-1945
Adolf Hitler
monotheistic religion of the Jews, based on the teachings of the Old Testament and the Talmud
Judaism
Jewish hymn recited at a daily service or as a mourner's prayer (funeral hymn)
Kaddish
"The Night of the Broken Glass" on Nov. 9, 1938, almost 200 synagogues were destroyed, over 8000 Jewish shops were looted & destroyed, & tens of thousands of Jews were moved into concentration camps
Kristallnacht
"The Angel of Death" doctor who performed brutal, unnecessary experiments and operations on prisoners, took interest in children, expecially twins
Dr. Joseph Mengele
German fascist party which ruled under Hitler
Nazi
prisoner placed as head of a work camp unit, was usually brutal
Oberkapo
Jewish holiday which celebrates the liberation of Hebrew slaves in Egypt
Passover
attitude of closed-mindedness, to judge someone without any knowledge of the person, usually based on stereotypes
prejudice
any widespread promotion of a particular idea
propaganda
German term for the deportation of prisoners to killing centers in Poland
resettlement
one who bears the blame for others
scapegoat
term used by SS officers who determined which prisoners lived and which would die
selection
Schutzstaffel, originally formed in 1925 as Hitler's personal guard; in 1934 established control of the police forming a Nazi police state
SS
six-pointed star which is a symbol of Judaism, Jews in Europe were forced to wear these on their sleeves as a form of identification
Star of David
body of early Jewish civil and religious laws
Talmud
the Third Republic of Germany, ruled from 1933-1945
Third Reich
used to describe any non-Aryan group; Aryan people were pure, non-Jewish Caucasians (blonde hair, blue eyes)
undesirable
established in Nov. 1940, contained nearly 500,000 Jews; many died in 1941 due to overcrowding, hard labor, malnutrition. Jews revolted & fighting lasted 28 days, ending in destruction of ghetto
Warsaw ghetto