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Anti-Semitism

Discrimination against people of the Jewish religion.

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Nuremberg Laws

Laws that prevented Jews from attending certain schools, having sexual relations with aryans, forced the,pm to wear the Star of David as identification, and took away their citizenship.

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Euthanasia

Mercy killing. Killing people whose quality of life is poor.

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Sterilization

Ensuring that people cannot reproduce, generally those with hereditary diseases.

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Concentration Camp

A camp in a remote rural are used to hold prisoners of war and others who were deemed genetically unfit by Nazis.

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Death Camp

A camp specifically designed to kill the inhabitants by hard labour, starvation or, most commonly, gas chambers.

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Judenrein

Free of Jews. A Jewish man killed a German militants and caused the Nazis to retaliate.

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Kristelnacht

'Crystal Night' referring to the broken glass in the streets after Nazis broke into, and destroyed Jewish shops. They also bu not down the synagog.

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Roma and Sinti

A group of nomadic people who originated from Northern America and were not of 'proper' German descent and were, therefore, deemed genetically inferior.

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What happened to them?

They we given the same laws as Jews and were eventually sent to concentration camps to be experimented on and executed.

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Crematorium

Where bodies are taken to be burnt.

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Genocide

The deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.

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Aryan

A person of Caucasian race, not of Jewish descent.

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Operating T4

A postwar designation for a program of involuntary euthanasia in Nazi Germany.

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