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Holocaust Vocabulary

antisemitism The intense dislike for and against Jewish people
aryan Those descended from an Indo-European speaking people who embraced racialist thought, sharing the idea with Nazis
b'richa Organized movement of Jews by Hitler
concentration camps A place where large numbers of political prisoners or persecuted minorities were imprisoned, especially in Nazi Germany
death camp A prison camp for political prisoners or prisoners of war, in which many die from conditions or mass execution
dehumanization The act of degrading people based on their best qualities
displacement The moving of something from its position so something else can take the place
euthanasia The painless killing of a patient, human or animal, that is suffering from an incurable and painful disease or irreversible coma
genocide The deliberate killing of a large group of people, often of a specific ethnic group
gestapo A German secret police under Nazi rule that suppressed opposition to the Nazis
holocaust The mass murder of Jewish people under the German Nazi rule from 1941 to 1945
marranos Sephardic Jewish people living in the Iberian peninsula that were forced to convert to Catholicism
pogrom An organized massacre of a particular ethnic group
propaganda The dissemination of biased or misleading information to cause a point of view

 

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