Holocaust Vocabulary Part 1 MacCarthy
Racism Hatred orintoleranceofanotherraceor other races.
Intolerance The unwillingness orrefusal to tolerate or respect contrary opinions or beliefs,persons of different races orbackgrounds, etc.
Stereotype A simplified and standardized conception or image investedwithspecial meaning and held in common by members of a group
Bigotry intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself.
Bullying Use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.
Anti Semitism Hostility toward or discrimination against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or racial group
Aryan Used in Nazism to designate a supposed master race of non-Jewish Caucasians usually having Nordic features
Scapegoat The one or group who takes the blame for others
Propaganda Information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.
Hitler Youth Program by the Nazis to spread ideals to the youth of Germany
Genocide The deliberateandsystematic extermination of a national, racial, political,orculturalgroup.
Ethnic Cleansing The mass expulsion or killing of members of an ethnic or religious group in a society.
Cataclysm A terrible event causing great suffering to a large group of people is a cataclysm. It usually affects a large area and all the people therein. It may cause great changes in the existing order of things. Destructive wars, violent revolutions, floods, earthquakes, etc., are examples of cataclysms
Two types of Cataclysm • Human-Caused by man: War, the Holocaust, September 11th. • Nature-Caused by nature: Earthquake, Hurricane, Tornado.
Gestapo The German secret police under Nazi rule. It ruthlessly suppressed opposition to the Nazis in Germany and occupied Europe and sent Jews and others to concentration camps
SS (Schutzstaffel) Special police force in Nazi Germany founded as a personal bodyguard for Adolf Hitler in 1925; the SS administered the concentration camps
Nuremberg Laws A series of Nazi anti-Semitic laws passed on September 15th, 1935. These laws defined Jews, excluded Jews from German society, and removed all their civil rights
Bystander A person who is present at an event or incident but does not take part
Gentile A person who is not Jewish
Brown Shirts • A member of any fascist party or group • Nazi, storm trooper
Ghetto A quarter of a city in which Jews were required to live so that the Nazis could control and contain them.
Judenrat Council of Jewish "elders" established on Nazi orders in an occupied area
Refugee A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster
Occupation Invasion, conquest, and control of a nation or territory by foreign armed forces
Dehumanization To deprive of human qualities such as individuality, compassion, or civility
Perpetrator To be responsible for; commit a crime
Final Solution The Nazi program of exterminating Jews during the Third Reich.