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TermDefinition
annihilate kill in large numbers
anti-Semitism the intense dislike for and prejudice against Jewish people
boycott refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with
concentration camp a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)
console give moral or emotional strength to
crematory a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes
decreed fixed or established especially by order or command
deportation the act of expelling a person from their native land
devastate cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
discrimination unfair treatment of a person or gro up on the basis of prejudice
disoriented having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or person
disperse cause to separate
elite selected as the best
emigrate leave one's country of residence for a new one
gas chamber instrument of execution consisting of a sealed chamber into which poison gas is introduced; used to kill people or animals
genocide systematic killing of a racial or cultural group
Gestapo the secret state police in Nazi Germany; known for its terrorist met
ghetto formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live
harass annoy continually or chronically
Hitler German Nazi dictator during World War II (1889-1945)
humiliate cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
intervene get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force
intimidation the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
liberate grant freedom to; free from confinement
Lodz a large city of central Poland
looting plundering during riots or in wartime
momentum an impelling force or strength
Nazi a German member of Adolf Hitler's political party
Palestine an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism
persecution the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)
pogrom organized persecution of an ethnic group (especially Jews)
ration a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity)
resistance group action in opposition to those in power
stereotype treat or classify according to a mental stereotype
synagogue (Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation
vermin any of various small animals or insects that are pests; e.g. cockroach
holocaust an act of mass destruction and loss of life (especially in war or by fire)
bizarre conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
Created by: bnewton