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Holocaust Definition

The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.

(Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Other Victims of the Nazis

The Nazis also persecuted Roma, the disabled, Poles, political opponents, Socialists, Communists, Jehovah's Witnesses, homosexuals, Soviet civilians, and blacks. 

(Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)


Genocide Definition

[A]ny of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

1. Killing members of the group;
2. Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
3. Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
4. Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
5. Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

(Source: United Nations Genocide Convention)


Printable Lists

The following lists of vocabulary terms, though not intended to be comprehensive, are assembled here in a printable format.

Additional materials are forthcoming.

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Partial List of Terms: The Holocaust

Partial List of Terms: Genocides

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