Adolf Hitler: German Nazi dictator during World War II
allies: To place in a friendly association, as by treaty
annex: To incorporate (territory) into an existing political unit such as a country, state, county, or city.
antisemitism: the intense dislike for and prejudice against Jewish people
appeasement: The policy of granting concessions to potential enemies to maintain peace.
Aryan: In Nazism and neo-Nazism, a non Jewish Caucasian, especially one of Nordic type, supposed to be part of a master race.
Auschwitz: a town in SW Poland: site of Nazi death camp during World War II.
Axis: The alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936, laterincluding Japan and other nations, that opposed the Alliesin World War II.
B-24 liberator: an American heavy bomber used during World War II.
Bataan death march: a forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000 to 80,000 Filipion and American prisoners of war.
Battle of the Bulge: a decisive allied victory that led to the surrendering of the Axis powers.
Benito Mussolini: Italian Socialist leader during World War II
blitzkrieg: a method of warfare where a small highly mobile form of infantry and armor work together.
Charles de Gaulle: Leader of the free French forces during WWII
concentration camps: a camp where civilians, political prisoners, and prisoners of war are detained and confined typically under harsh conditions.
Dwight D. Eisenhower: United States general who supervised the invasion of Normandy and the defeat of Nazi Germany; 34th President of the United States (1890-1961)
fascism: is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
32nd President of the United States; elected four times; instituted New Deal to counter the Great Depression and led country during World War II (1882-1945)
genocide: is the deliberate and systematic destruction,
in whole or in part, of an ethnic
gestapo: the official secret police of Nazi Germany
Hideki Tojo: Japanese army officer and politician who ruled as dictator (1941-1944) during World War II and was executed as a war criminal.
Joseph Stalin: Russian leader who succeeded Lenin as head of the Communist Party and created a totalitarian state by purging all opposition (1879-1953)
kamikaze: A Japanese pilot trained in World War II to make a suicidal crash attack, especially upon a ship.
luftwaffe: The German air force before and during World War II.
maginot line: a line of fortifications built by France to defend its border with Germany prior to World War II; it proved ineffective against the German invasion
Manhattan project: the code name for the secret US project set up in 1942 to develop an atomic bomb.
Nazi: A member of the National Socialist German Workers' Party, founded in Germany in 1919 and brought to power in 1933 under Adolf Hitler.
the fuhrer: The German name given to Adolf Hitler during WWII
The genocide of European Jews and others by the Nazis during World War II:
U-boats: A submarine of the German navy.
V-E day: Victory in Europe Day May 8, 1945
Vichy France: The name given to the free state of France after France had been occupied by German during WWII
Winston Churchill: British Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during WWII