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Nuremberg laws

anti-Jewish statutes enacted by Germany on September 15, 1935, marking a major step in clarifying racial policy and removing Jewish influences from Aryan society.

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Genocide

A systematic killing of a racial, political, or cultural group

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Quotas

Limiting the number of people who can travel from one place to another

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Auschwitz

A system of concentration camps in Poland

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Liberate

Two free someone or something

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Concentration camps

a camp in which people are detained or confined, usually under harsh conditions and without regard to legal norms of arrest and imprisonment that are acceptable in a constitutional democracy.

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Nuremberg trials

A series of trials in 1945 and 1946 in which an International military tribunal convicted former Nazi leaders of war crimes

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Yalta conference

Held in February 1945 in the Soviet city of Yalta a conference of the main allied leaders- US Pres. Franklin D Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, in Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin- to plan the future of post World War II Europe

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The two cities in Japan that the US bombed with atomic bombs

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Potsdam conference

In July and August 1945 in the German city of potsdam, a conference of the main allied leaders – US Pres. Harry S Truman, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and later his succesor Clement Atlee, and soviet premier Joseph stalin– To finalize post World War II plans for Europe

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V-E Day

When Germany surrendered in Europe

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V-J day

The day that Japan surrendered

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Atomic bomb

A bomb which explosive power that comes from energy suddenly released by splitting the nuclei of uranium or plutonium Atoms