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Night/Anne Frank

TermDefinition
Anti-Semitism Noun Hostility to or prejudice against Jews During World War II there were many examples of Anti-Semitism among the Nazis
Appalled Verb Greatly dismay or horrify Elie was appalled while watching small children being burned in fires
Concentration Camps Noun Camp where persons (such as prisoners of war, political prisoners, or refugees) are detained or confined The Jews and Gypsies alive during World War II were forcibly taken to Concentration Camps.
Disgruntled Adj Angry or dissatisfied Elie and his father were disgruntled because their family was split.
Emigrated Verb Leave one's own country in order to settle permanently in another Elie wanted to emigrate to Palestine from Hungary.
Genocide Noun Deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation The Nazis committed genocide against the Jews.
Gestapo Noun German state secret police during the Nazi regime, organized in 1933 and notorious for its brutal methods and operations The Gestapo was a harsh group of people who mass murdered Jews.
Inarticulate Adj Unable to speak distinctly or express oneself clearly Elie was inarticulate when talking to SS officers because he was scared they would beat him after he couldn't explain why he ate some of his father's soup.
Indignantly Adv In a manner indicating anger or annoyance at something perceived as unfair The SS officer indignantly rejected Elie's request for more food.
Intolerable Adj Unable to be endured Sarah has a bad case of the chicken pox and the itching from the spots was intolerable.
Latkes Noun Pancake, especially one made with grated potato (Jewish Cooking) Elie's favorite food was his mother's homemade latkes.
Mercurial Adj Subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind Idek is a mercurial because he will suddenly become enraged or violent towards the prisoners and begin to yell at them or beat them.
Ostentatiously Adv In a pretentious or showy way designed to impress Elie tried to march ostentatiously to impress the SS officers.
Pandemonium Noun Wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar When the United States performed air strikes of Auschwitz the prisons and guards when into a state of pandemonium.
Progrom Noun Organized massacre of a particular ethnic group, in particular that of Jews in Russia or eastern Europe Hitler and the Nazis organized a pogrom designed to kill the Jews of Europe.
Rabbi Noun Jewish scholar or teacher, especially one who studies or teaches Jewish law The rabbi was seen walking out of a synagogue on Tuesday night with five small children walking to their parents cars.
Ration Noun Fixed amount of a commodity officially allowed to each person during a time of shortage, as in wartime The people in the United States had to ration during World War II so food could be sent to American Troops.
Remorse Noun Deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed The child was filled with remorse after he lied to his mother.
Stealthily Adv In a cautious and surreptitious manner, so as not to be seen or heard The boy stealthily ran to an inmates bunk hoping to find hidden food.
Wallow Verb Indulge in an unrestrained way in (something that creates a pleasurable sensation) Elie wallowed in the thick bowl of soup.
Zeal Noun Great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective Elie has a zeal for being with his father.
Created by: 21stewart.sam