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  • 10 Stages of Genocide
    Ten Stages of Genocide refers to the historical model that has been developed by Dr. Gregory Stanton of GenocideWatch. It highlights patterns that are… [click to read full definition]
  • 100 Days (Rwanda)
    100 Days refers to the stretch of time from the first week of April to the middle of July 1994, when most of the… [click to read full definition]
  • 1948 Genocide Convention
    Nineteen Forty-Eight Genocide Convention refers to The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide at the United Nations General Assembly… [click to read full definition]

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  • Mordechai Anielewicz
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  • Kofi Annan
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  • Anschluss
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  • anti-Judaism
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  • antisemitism
    Antisemitism refers to a term first coined in Germany in the nineteenth century. In 2019 the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) developed the following… [click to read full definition]
  • Appellplatz
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  • April 15, 2015 (Armenians)
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  • Arabs
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  • Armenian Apostolic Church
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  • Armenians
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  • Arrow Cross
    Arrow Cross refers to the political party that governed Hungary from 1944-1945, having gained power when the Germans intervened to depose Miklós Horthy for… [click to read full definition]
  • artists (Cambodia)
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  • Aryan
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  • Ashkenazi
    Ashkenazi refers to an ethnic designation assigned to most of the world's Jewish population. Ashkenazi culture begins with Jews who settled in The Rhineland… [click to read full definition]
  • Attack on the 20th Convoy
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  • Rachel Auerbach
    Yad Vashem, Photo Archive, Jerusalem Rachel Auerbach (also spelled Rokhl Auerbakh, 1903-1976) refers to the survivor of the Warsaw ghetto who, during her time there, played… [click to read full definition]
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau
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  • Axis
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  • Babyn Yar (Babi Yar)
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  • Baghdad
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  • Samuel Bak
    Samuel Bak refers to the artist, whose paintings explore themes from his experiences as a child survivor of the Vilna Ghetto. Some of… [click to read full definition]
  • Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi
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  • Balkans
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  • Baltic states
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  • barbed wire
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  • Omar al-Bashir
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  • Battle of Stalingrad
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  • Beer Hall Putsch
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  • Bergen-Belsen
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  • Berlin Olympics
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  • Besa (Albania)
    Besa refers to the principle of a binding promise or pledge of honor that is esteemed in Albanian culture. In the Holocaust over 200… [click to read full definition]
  • Mehmet Celal Bey
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  • Bełżec
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  • black market
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  • blood libel
    Linz, Austria, A memorial plate commemorating a blood libel, 1937. | Yad Vashem, Photo Archive, Jerusalem Blood libel refers to the persistent, widespread, false… [click to read full definition]
  • bombing of Cambodia by United States
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  • bombing of Yugoslavia by NATO
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  • book burning
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  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
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  • Bosniaks
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  • boxcar
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  • boycott
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  • Brownshirts
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  • Brundibár
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  • Buchenwald
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  • Buddhists
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  • Bulgaria
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  • Burundi
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  • George W. Bush
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  • Prudence Bushnell
    Prudence Bushnell refers to the American who served as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs at the time of the Rwandan genocide… [click to read full definition]

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  • caliphate
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  • Jimmy Carter
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  • Paul Celan
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  • censorship
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  • Le Chambon-sur-Lignon
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  • Chams
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  • Nuon Chea
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  • Chełmno
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  • Christians
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  • Churbn
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  • circumcision
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Mayer & Rachel Abramowitz Circumcision refers to removal of the foreskin of a man or boy. Because Judaism… [click to read full definition]
  • civilians
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  • classification
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  • William Clinton
    Bill Clinton visiting U.S. troops at Tuzla Air Base in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1996. | Photo courtesy SPC Kyle Davis/U.S. Department of DefenseWilliam Clinton… [click to read full definition]
  • collaborators
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  • communists
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  • concentration camp
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  • concentration camp
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  • confiscation of property
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  • Father Charles Coughlin
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz FamilyFather Charles Coughlin (1891-1979) refers to the American Catholic priest and leader of the… [click to read full definition]
  • crematoria
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  • crimes against humanity
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  • (Bosnian) Croats
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  • cultural loss
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  • Dachau
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  • Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire
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  • Darfur
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  • Dearborn Independent
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  • death camp (see killing center)
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  • death march
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  • death march
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  • degenerate art
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  • dehumanization
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  • dehumanization
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  • Charlotte Delbo
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of an Anonymous Donor Charlotte Delbo (1913-1985) refers to the French literary critic and memoirist whose experience as… [click to read full definition]
  • Democratic Kampuchea
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  • denazification
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  • Denmark
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  • deportation
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  • deportation
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  • Der ewige Jude
    1940 poster advertises the Nazi anti-Semitic film, “The Eternal Jew.” | German Propaganda Archive Der ewige Jude [The Eternal Jew/The Wandering Jew] refers to… [click to read full definition]
  • Der Giftpilz
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family Der Giftpilz [The Poisonous Mushroom] refers to the 1938 children's picture book by Ernst Hiemer… [click to read full definition]
  • Der Stürmer
    Poster advertisment for Der Stürmer | United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Deutsches Historiches Museum Der Stürmer refers to the antisemitic… [click to read full definition]
  • diaspora
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  • disabled
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  • discrimination
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  • Displaced Persons camp
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  • Dominican Republic
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  • dysentery
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  • Einsatzgruppen
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  • emaciation
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  • Emancipation of the Jews
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  • Enemies of the People
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  • Enver Pasha
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  • ethnic Chinese (Cambodia)
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  • ethnic cleansing
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  • ethnicity
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  • ethnoreligious group
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  • eugenics
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  • euphemism
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  • Évian Conference
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  • Expulsions of the Jews
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  • extermination
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  • eyewitness account
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  • fascism
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  • Fania Fénelon
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  • Zlata Filipović
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  • Final Solution
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  • forced conversion
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  • forced labor
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  • forced marriage
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  • Gerald Ford
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  • Henry Ford
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  • forensic anthropology
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  • France (Cambodia)
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  • Anne Frank
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  • Führer
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  • the Fur people
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  • Gacaca court
    Gacaca court refers to the traditional Rwandan justice system that was utilized in the early 2000s to heal the country following the genocide on… [click to read full definition]
  • gas chamber
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  • General Government
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  • genocide
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  • German American Bund
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  • Gestapo
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  • ghetto
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  • Miep Gies
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  • Josef Goebbels
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  • Goldhagen-Browning Debate
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  • Grand Mufti of Jerusalem
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  • Great Depression
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  • Herschel Grynszpan
    Yad Vashem, Photo Archive, Jerusalem Herschel Grynszpan (1921-1945?) refers to the German Jew who assassinated Ernst vom Rath, a German diplomat, in Paris in… [click to read full definition]
  • Gulf War
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  • Juvénal Habyarimama
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  • The Hague
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  • Hamidian massacres
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  • Reinhard Heydrich
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  • historical negationism
    Historical negationism refers to the refusal to accept that a historical event, such as the Holocaust or the Armenian genocide, actually happened. This is more commonly… [click to read full definition]
  • Hitler Youth
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  • Adolf Hitler
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  • Holocaust
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  • homosexuals
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  • Miklos Hórthy
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  • Hôtel des Milles Collines
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  • Hutu
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  • Immaculée Ilibagiza
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  • (countries with) immunity from prosecution for genocide
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  • infidels
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  • intellectuals (Cambodia)
    Intellectuals (Cambodia) refers to one of the main victim groups in the Cambodian genocide. Blaming Western influences, the Khmer Rouge implemented the campaign to… [click to read full definition]
  • Intentionalists-Functionalists Debate
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  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day
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  • international law
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  • Iron Curtain
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  • ISIS/Daesh
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  • Italy
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  • Janjaweed
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  • Jedwabne
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  • Jehovah's Witness
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  • Jewish assimilation
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  • The Jewish Question
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  • Jews
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  • Jud Süß
    Illustrierter Film-Kurier #3130 [1940]: Jud Süß. | German Propaganda Archive Jud Süß refers to the notorious 1940 Nazi German propaganda film that was produced… [click to read full definition]
  • Judenrat
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  • Judenrein
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  • Judensau
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  • Justice/Equality Movement
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  • Paul Kagame
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  • Jean Kambanda
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  • Kanada
    Kanada refers to the collection of warehouse buildings in Auschwitz that were used to store property confiscated from new arrivals at the camp, who… [click to read full definition]
  • Kapo
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  • Radovan Karadžić
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  • Jan Karski
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  • John Kerry
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  • Khartoum
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  • Khmer
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  • Khmer Rouge
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  • Kielce Pogrom
    Kielce Pogrom refers to the attacks on and murders of dozens of Holocaust survivors in Kielce, Poland on July 4, 1946. The vast majority… [click to read full definition]
  • killing center ("death camp")
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  • Killing Fields
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  • Kindertransport
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  • Henry Kissinger
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  • Gerda Weissmann Klein
    Gerda Weissmann Klein (1924-) refers to the Holocaust survivor who became a famous author and speaker, and who is the subject of a documentary… [click to read full definition]
  • klezmer
    Klezmer refers to the musical genre that is traditionally performed and composed by and popular with Ashkenazi (Eastern European) Jewry. A person who performs this music… [click to read full definition]
  • Janusz Korczak
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  • Kosovo War
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  • Abba Kovner
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  • Kraków Ghetto
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  • Kristallnacht
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  • Robert Krueger
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  • labor camp
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  • labor camp
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  • Lebensborn
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  • Lebensraum
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  • Raphael Lemkin
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  • Olga Lengyel
    Chicago Review Press; 2nd Edition (August 30, 2005) Olga Lengyel [1908-2001] refers to the Hungarian Jew who survived and wrote about her experiences as… [click to read full definition]
  • Primo Levi
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  • Liberation Day (Rwanda)
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  • Life Unworthy of Life
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  • liquidation
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  • Łódź Ghetto
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  • Alice Lok Cahana
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  • Lost Boys of Sudan
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  • Karl Lueger
    Yad Vashem, Photo Archive, JerusalemKarl Lueger (1844-1910) refers to the Christian Social Party politician who served as mayor of Vienna, Austria from 1897-1910. Lueger… [click to read full definition]

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  • machete
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  • Madagascar Plan
    Franz Rademacher, architect of the Madagascar Plan, in 1968. Courtesy of History.com The Madagascar Plan refers to a proposal that the Nazi leadership allegedly… [click to read full definition]
  • Majdanek
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  • Nouri al-Maliki
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  • Maria Mandel
    Maria Mandel [also spelled Mandl] refers to the Nazi war criminal who was one of the few women to be executed after being captured and tried… [click to read full definition]
  • Wilhelm Marr
    Wilhelm Marr (1819-1904) refers to the German activist and writer who popularized the use of the term, antisemitism, advocated for the expulsion of the Jews, and… [click to read full definition]
  • the Masalit people
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  • mass grave
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  • Mauthausen
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  • medical ethics
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  • Mein Kampf
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  • Michel Micombero
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  • Slobodan Milošević
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  • Mischlinge
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  • Mizrahi
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  • General Ratko Mladić
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  • Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
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  • Luis Moreno Ocampo
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  • Henry Morgenthau
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  • Henry Morgenthau, Jr
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  • Mosul
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  • MS St. Louis
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  • Muslims
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  • nationalism
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  • nationality
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  • NATO
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  • Nazism
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  • NGOs
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  • Martin Niemöller
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  • Night and Fog
    Night and Fog [Nuit et brouillard] refers to a 1956 French documentary film of 32 minutes by Alain Resnais. The term,  Nacht und Nebel, was originally… [click to read full definition]
  • Night of the Long Knives
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  • Richard Nixon
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  • North Africa
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  • Norway
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  • Cyprien Ntaryamira
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  • Nuremburg Laws
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  • Nuremburg trials
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  • Nyarubuye Catholic Church
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  • Barack Obama
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  • Odessa Massacre
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  • Operation Barbarossa
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  • Operation Nemesis
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  • Operation Reinhard
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  • Oswego, NY
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  • Ottoman Empire
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  • Zsuzsanna Ozsváth
    Photo courtesy of The University of Texas at DallasZsuzsanna Ozsváth refers to the child Holocaust survivor who became a prominent academic, translator, and author in… [click to read full definition]

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  • Pale of Settlement
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  • paramilitary unit
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  • parasite
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  • partisans
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  • perpetrators
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  • perpetrators
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  • persecution
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  • phenol injection
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  • Phnom Penh
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  • Socheata Poeuv
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  • pogrom
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  • Poland
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  • political dissidents
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  • Pope Pius XII
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  • Porajmos
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  • posttraumatic stress
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  • Pol Pot
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  • Potočari
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  • Colin Powell
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  • Samantha Power
    Samantha Power refers to the author, journalist, and former United States Ambassador to the United Nations. Power's 2002 book, A Problem from Hell: America… [click to read full definition]
  • Dith Pran
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  • prejudice
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  • propaganda
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  • propaganda
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  • Protocols of the Elders of Zion
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  • William Proxmire
    William Proxmire (1915-2005) refers to the United States Senator from Wisconsin who regularly campaigned for US ratification of the 1948 Genocide Convention. Beginning in… [click to read full definition]

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  • race theory
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  • Radio télévision de mille collines (RTLM)
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  • rape
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  • Raqqa
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  • Ronald Reagan
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  • recognition (of genocides)
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  • Red Army
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  • refugee camp
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  • Reichstag fire
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  • Roma/Sinti
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  • Rome Statute
    The Rome Statute refers to the 1998 treaty that established the International Criminal Court (ICC) and defined four categories of crimes: aggression, war crimes… [click to read full definition]
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
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  • Eleanor Roosevelt
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  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
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  • Rosenstrasse protest
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  • Paul Rusesabagina
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  • Rwanda
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  • Nelly Sachs
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  • Salafi jihadism
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  • Khieu Samphan
    Khieu Sampan refers to the Khmer Rouge official who served as head of state for Democratic Kampuchea (Cambodia) and helped implement the Cambodian genocide… [click to read full definition]
  • Abu Sayyaf
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  • scapegoat
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  • Oskar Schindler
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  • Hans and Sophie Scholl
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  • Schutzstaffel
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  • scrip
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  • selection
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  • Irena Sendler
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  • Hannah Senesh
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  • Sephardi
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  • Serbia
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  • Serbs
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  • Shanghai
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  • sharia law
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  • Shi'ites
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  • Shoah
    Shoah refers to the Hebrew term for the Holocaust. It is  biblical term that denotes destruction. It has gained widespread usage not just among Hebrew… [click to read full definition]
  • Shoes on the Danube Bank
    Shoes on the Danube Bank refers to sculptor Gyula Pauer's 2005 Budapest memorial to Jewish and other victims of the Arrow Cross who were murdered in… [click to read full definition]
  • George Shultz
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  • Dawid Sierakowiak
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  • Norodom Sihounek
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  • Sinn Sisamouth
    Sinn  Sisamouth (c. 1935-c. 1976) refers to the Cambodian singer-songwriter who was murdered by the Khmer Rouge in its genocidal campaign to eradicate from society… [click to read full definition]
  • Sichan Siv
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  • Slavs
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  • Sobibór
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  • Sonderkommando
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  • South Sudan
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  • sovereignty
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  • Soviet prisoners of war
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  • Srebrenica massacre
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  • stab-in-the-back myth
    The stab-in-the-back myth refers to the lie that Jews conspired to orchestrate the German surrender in WWI, despite Germany's likelihood of winning the war. This… [click to read full definition]
  • Joseph Stalin
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  • Dr. Gregory Stanton
    Gregory Stanton refers to the scholar in genocide studies, founder and president of Genocide Watch, and creator of the widely taught 10 Stages of Genocide… [click to read full definition]
  • starvation
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  • Brian Steidle
    Brian Steidle refers to the American Marine Corps Captain who went on to work for the African Union as a military observer in Darfur… [click to read full definition]
  • sterilization
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  • Julius Streicher
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  • MV Struma
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  • Sudanese Liberation Army
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  • Chiune Sugihara
    Yad Vashem, Photo Archive, Jerusalem Chiune Sugihara (1900-1986) refers to the Japanese diplomat who helped rescue approximately 6,000 European Jews during the Holocaust. As… [click to read full definition]
  • Sunnis
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  • survivor testimony
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  • Swastika
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  • Syrian Civil War
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  • Talaat Pasha
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  • tattoo
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  • theocracy
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  • Theresienstadt/Terezín
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  • Sister Rose Thering
    Sister Rose Thering (1920-2006) refers to the American nun who famously campaigned to eliminate antisemitism from the Catholic Church and its teachings. Her research… [click to read full definition]
  • Thessaloniki
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  • Third Reich
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  • Dorothy Thompson
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park Dorothy Thompson (1893-1961) refers to the influential American journalist whose… [click to read full definition]
  • torch rally
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  • Treaty of Versailles
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  • Treblinka
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  • trial of Adolf Eichmann
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  • trial of Soghomon Tehlirian
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  • trivialization
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  • Gilbert Tuhabonye
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  • Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
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  • Turkey
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  • Tutsi
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  • Twa
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  • typhus
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  • Ustashe
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  • utilitarian genocide
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  • Utopia
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  • Cyrus Vance
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  • Vel d'Hiv Roundup
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  • vermin
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  • Vichy France
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  • Vietnam War
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  • Vilnius Ghetto
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  • visa
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  • Waffen-SS
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  • Richard Wagner
    Encyclopædia Britannica Richard Wagner (1813-1883) refers to the popular German composer who wrote in support of antisemitic race theories. He is especially known for… [click to read full definition]
  • Wagner-Rogers Bill
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  • Raoul Wallenberg
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  • Wansee Conference
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  • war crimes
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  • Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
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  • Wehrmacht
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  • Weimar Republic
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  • White Rose
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  • Elie Wiesel
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  • Simon Wiesenthal
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  • Carl Wilkens
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  • World War II
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  • World War II
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  • xenophobia
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  • Yad Vashem
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  • Yazidis
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  • Year Zero (Cambodia)
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  • yellow star
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  • Yiddish
    Manuscript memoir, in Yiddish, page 18 of 120 pages, describing David Newman's experiences in the Skarżysko-Kamienna forced labor camp in Poland during the German… [click to read full definition]
  • Yom HaShoah
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  • Young Turks
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  • Yugoslavia
    Photo courtesy of Encyclopædia BritannicaYugoslavia refers to the multi-ethnic country that was established after WWI. By the early 1990s, the fall of the USSR… [click to read full definition]
  • Yugoslavia
    Yugoslavia refers to the multi-ethnic country that saw the almost total destruction of its Jewish population during the 1940s in the Holocaust, along with the… [click to read full definition]

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  • the Zaghawa people
    The Zaghawa people refers to a Muslim ethnic group (also known as the Beri) of nomadic herders in Africa that has been among the targeted… [click to read full definition]
  • Mala Zimetbaum
    Yad Vashem, Photo Archive, Jerusalem Mala Zimetbaum (full name Malka Zimetbaum, 1918-1944) refers to the Jewish woman who served as a translator at Auschwitz and… [click to read full definition]
  • Zyklon B
    Yad Vashem, Photo Archive, Jerusalem Zyklon B refers to the cyanide poisonous gas that was utilized to murder over a million people at Nazi… [click to read full definition]