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Holocaust Vocab

QuestionAnswer
Anti-Semitism prejudice against Jews
Genocide the deliberate & systematic destruction of a racial/political/ cultural group
Holocaust a thorough destruction involving extensive loss of life often through fire
Nazism The political philosophy, based on extreme nationalism, racism, and militaristic expansion that Adolf Hitler put into practice in Germany from 1933-1945
Master Race According to Hitler the so called “pure” Germans who, because of their supposed racial superiority had the right to conquer and rule other people
Propaganda a kind of biased communication designed to influence people’s thoughts and actions
Ghettos A city neighborhood in which a certain minority group (Jews) were forced to live
Concentration Camps A prison camp operated by the Nazi Germany in which Jews and others considered to be enemies of Hitler were starved while doing slave labor and/or were murdered
Lebensraum German word for “living space.”
Corruption Inducement to do wrong by unlawful or improper means
Kristallnacht “Night of Broken Glass.” Day in 1938 where Anti-Semitic riots broke out and Jewish homes, businesses, and synagogues were destroyed. 30,000 Jews were rounded up and taken to concentration camps.
Commandants Concentration camp leaders
Crematorium building in which corpses are cremated
Nuremberg Trials The court proceedings held in Nuremberg, Germany, after World War II, in which Nazi leaders were tried for war crimes
Created by: spencerfaulk