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Holocaust Vocabulary (Grades 11-12)

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Holocaust Vocabulary

What Hebrew word ( שׁוֹאָה ), meaning "destruction", is the standard term for the murder of the European Jews?
  1. völkisch
  2. Kristallnacht
  3. shoah
  4. pogrom
Literally meaning "Crystal Night", what word refers to the shards of broken glass left behind after the November 1938 vandalism of Jewish-owned property by Nazis in Germany?
  1. Polenaktion
  2. Kristallnacht
  3. putsch
  4. shoah
Hostility towards, prejudice, or discrimination against Jews is known as anti                      .
What is the German annexation of Austria in March 1938 when Nazis broke into Jewish shops, stole from Jewish homes and businesses, and forced Jews to perform humiliating acts, called?
  1. Anschluss
  2. Kristallnacht
  3. auswanderung
  4. wehrmacht
The official code name for the Nazi plan for the genocide of Jews during World War II was "the final                         ."
With the invasion of Poland, the Nazis established sections of cities across German-occupied Eastern Europe to segregate and confine Jews. What were these called?
  1. battalions
  2. ghettos
  3. einsatzgruppen
  4. Aryan quarters
One method of mass execution, developed by the German SS, was the forcing of Jews to climb into ditches, lie on lower layers of corpses, and wait to be shot. This was known as                .
  1. anschluss
  2. vernichtung
  3. sardinenpackung
  4. reichstag
The most infamous of the Nazi concentration and extermination camps,                , was in Poland.
  1. Buchenwald
  2. Bergen-Belsen
  3. Ravensbrück
  4. Auschwitz
What was the name of Hitler's elite paramilitary organization responsible for the extermination of Jews?
  1. the Wehrmacht
  2. the SS
  3. the Luftwaffe
  4. the Gestapo
The military tribunals held after the war by the Allies to prosecute the German leadership where called what?
  1. Nuremberg trials
  2. accountability councils
  3. völkisch movement
  4. Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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