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Holocaust

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The roll call of prisoners that could take hours. Prisoners were forced to stand outside in all types of weather, usually without proper clothing. These were called for by the commandant of the camp in order to account for all prisoners and /or of the prisoners to witness special punishments or deaths of their fellow prisoners.
Once an ancient symbol used to ward off evil spirits, the Nazis adopted it as their official symbol.
Persons identifying themselves with the Jewish community or as followers of the Jewish religion or culture.
The chancellor of Germany from 1933-1945. Began the Nazi party. Committed suicide on April 30th,1945, to avoid being captured. He was well known as the "fuhrer".
A religious object on the door frame of Jewish homes or synagogues to sanctify them.
A group of young German students who protested against the Nazi treatment of Jews and others. Most of the members of this group were eventually rounded up and executed.
A meeting of delegates from some 32 countries in the summer of 1938 that met at the French summer resort to discuss the refugee problem caused by Nazi persecution of Jews. Few countries were willing to open their doors, giving a clear message to Adolf Hitler as to the true feelings of many foreign countries toward the Jews.
Large, sealed rooms (usually with shower nozzles) used for murdering prisoners of concentration camps; many people were led into gas chambers with the belief they were going in to take a shower.
Term used by the Nazis to describe northern European physical characteristics (such as blonde hair and blue eyes) as racially “superior”.
Hitler’s autobiography in which he outlined his ideas, beliefs and plans for the future of Germany.
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Meaning “living space,” this was the excuse used by Hitler for the taking over of territories for the “superior” Aryan peoples.
A prayer for the dead
Term used by the Nazis to describe their plan to annihilate the entire Jewish population of Europe.
The largest and most notorious concentration, labor and death camp where 1.6 million died; located near Oswiecim, Poland.
Six major camps designed and built for the sole purpose of killing Jews. These were Auschwitz-Birkenau, Belzec, Chelmno, Majdanek, Sobibor and Treblinka.
A section of a city where Jews were forced to live, usually with several families living in one house, separated from the rest of the city by walls or wire fences, and used primarily as a station for gathering Jews for deportation to concentration camps.
German word for "leader," it was adopted by Adolf Hitler as his title after Hindenburg’s death.
Ovens built in concentration camps to burn and dispose of the large number of murdered bodies.
Name for members of the NSDAP, National Socialist Democratic Workers Party, who believed in the idea of Aryan supremacy.
The Hebrew word for Holocaust.