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  • 10 Stages of Genocide
    Ten Stages of Genocide refers to a historical model that has been developed by Dr. Gregory Stanton of GenocideWatch. It highlights patterns that… [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
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  • 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
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  • artists (Cambodia)
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  • Aryan
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  • Ashkenazi
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  • assassination
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  • assimilation
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  • Attack on the 20th Convoy
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  • Rachel Auerbach
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  • Auschwitz-Birkenau
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  • Axis
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  • Babi Yar
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  • Baghdad
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  • Samuel Bak
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  • 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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  • Belgium
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  • Belgium (Rwanda)
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  • Bergen-Belsen
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  • Berlin Olympics
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  • Besa (Albania)
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  • Mehmet Celal Bey
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  • Bełżec
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  • black market
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  • blood libel
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  • Bolshevism
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  • 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
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  • bystanders
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  • bystanders
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C

  • caliphate
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  • Cambodia
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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
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  • civilians
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  • classification
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  • William Clinton
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  • cockroaches
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  • collaborators
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  • colonialism
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  • communism
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  • communists
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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
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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
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  • 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
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  • Der Giftpilz
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  • Der Stürmer
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  • diary
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  • diary
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  • 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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  • drowning (Armenians)
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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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  • Finland
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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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  • 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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G

  • 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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  • gendercide
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  • General Government
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  • genocide
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  • German American Bund
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  • Germany (Burundi)
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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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  • Grand Mufti of Jerusalem
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  • Great Depression
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  • Greece
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  • Herschel Grynszpan
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  • Gulf War
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H

  • 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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  • Hungary
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  • Saddam Hussein
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  • Hutu
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I

  • Iraq
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  • Iron Curtain
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  • ISIS/Daesh
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  • Italy
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J

  • Janjaweed
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  • Jedwabne
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  • Jehovah's Witness
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  • Jud Süß
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  • Judaism
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  • Judenrat
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  • Judenrein
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  • Judensau
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  • Justice/Equality Movement
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K

  • Paul Kagame
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  • Jean Kambanda
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  • Kanada
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  • 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
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  • Killing Fields
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  • Kindertransport
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  • Henry Kissinger
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  • Gerda Weissmann Klein
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  • klezmer
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  • Janusz Korczak
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  • Kosovo War
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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
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  • Primo Levi
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  • Liberation Day (Rwanda)
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  • liberators
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  • lice
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  • Life Unworthy of Life
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  • liquidation
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  • Łódź Ghetto
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  • looting
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  • Lost Boys of Sudan
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  • Karl Lueger
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M

  • machete
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  • Madagascar Plan
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  • Majdanek
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  • Nouri al-Maliki
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  • Maria Mandel
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  • Wilhelm Marr
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  • the Masalit people
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  • mass grave
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  • mass murder
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  • massacre
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  • Mauthausen
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  • medical ethics
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  • Mein Kampf
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  • memoir
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  • memoir
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  • memorial
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  • memorial
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  • Michel Micombero
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  • militias
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  • Slobodan Milošević
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  • minorities
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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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  • Netherlands
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  • NGOs
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  • Martin Niemöller
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  • Night and Fog
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  • 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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O

  • 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
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P

  • 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
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  • 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
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R

  • race
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  • race theory
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  • racism
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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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  • refugees
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  • refugees
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  • Reichstag fire
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  • Reischskonkordat
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  • religion
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  • reparations
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  • rescuer
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  • rescuers
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  • the Resistance
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  • (US House and Senate) resolutions
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  • Condoleeza Rice
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  • Leni Riefenstahl
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  • Righteous Among the Nations
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  • Emanuel Ringelblum
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  • Roma/Sinti
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  • Romania
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  • Rome Statute
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Shoes on the Danube Bank
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  • George Shultz
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  • Dawid Sierakowiak
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  • Norodom Sihounek
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  • Sinn Sisamouth
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  • 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
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  • 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. Forbidden… [click to read full definition]
  • sterilization
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  • Julius Streicher
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  • MV Struma
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  • Sudan
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  • Sudanese Liberation Army
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  • Chiune Sugihara
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  • Sunnis
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  • survivor testimony
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  • survivors
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  • survivors
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  • Swastika
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  • Syria
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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
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  • Third Reich
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  • Dorothy Thompson
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  • torch rally
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  • torture
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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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U

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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  • Untermenschen
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  • upstanders
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  • upstanders
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  • Ustashe
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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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  • vermin
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  • Vichy France
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  • victims
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  • victims
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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
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  • 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 I
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  • World War II
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  • World War II
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X

  • xenophobia
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Y

  • 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
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  • 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]

Z

  • 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
    Mala Zimetbaum (full name Malka Zimetbaum, 1918-1944) refers to the Jewish woman who served as a translator at Auschwitz and became a protector of and an… [click to read full definition]
  • Zyklon B
    Zyklon B refers to the cyanide poisonous gas that was utilized to murder over a million people at Nazi camps, including Auschwitz-Birkenau. Most… [click to read full definition]