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Holocaust 1

Holocaust Events, Terms, Concepts

What does "Juden" mean? "Jew"
What does "Kristallnacht" mean? Meaning "Night of Broken Glass," this pogrom occured throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on November 9-10, 1938.
What were the Neuremberg Laws? Stringent Anti-Semetic laws passed in Nazi Germany in 1935.
What does the term "Aryan" signify? Hitler's name for the "Master Race" that was to be a pureblooded people that would reign over the world for 1000 years.
What are Concentration Camps? Prison camps intended to hold political prisoners and opponents of the Nazi regime.
What are Extermination Camps? Camps established by the Nazis for the industrial-scale mass murder of the predominantly Jewish ghetto and concentration camp populations.
What were "Einsatzgruppen?" SS paramilitary death squads that were responsible for mass killings, typically by shooting, of Jews in particular, but also significant numbers of other population groups and political categories.
What is a "Gas Chamber?" An apparatus used by the Nazis for killing humans who were not considered pureblood Aryans. Usually consisting of a sealed chamber into which a poisonous or asphyxiant gas is introduced.
What does "Genocide" mean? The deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group.
What does "Arbeit macht frei" mean? Meaning "work sets you free," the slogan is known for having been placed over the entrances to Nazi concentration camps. The expression comes from the title of a novel by Lorenz Diefenbach in which troublemakers find virtue through labor.
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