Transcript of A to Z WW2 Project
WW2 From A to Z Auschwitz Auschwitz was the largest Nazi death camps. In Oswiecim, Poland. 1.1 million people died there. Blitzkrieg Blitzkrieg was a war tactic that was fast and destructive. The Nazis used Blitzkrieg to invade Poland. Blitzkrieg keeps enemies off-balance. Concentration Camps Concentration camps were the camps Hitler used to exterminate the Jews in the Final Solution. They enslaved people and forced them to work. Many people were gassed or worked to death. Der Fuhrer Der Fuhrer was the most powerful title in Germany. Hitler became Der Fuhrer in February 1933. This gave him absolute power in Germany. Enola Gay Enola Gay was a B-29 Superfortress bomber. It was the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. It was named for the Enola Gay tibbits. Fat Man The "Fat Man" was the name of the bomb the U.S. dropped on Nagasaki. It was the second atomic bomb the U.S. dropped on Japan. The bomb destroyed the city and led to the end of WW2. Genocide Genocide is defined as the mass killing of a certain race, people, or religious group. Hitler started the world's worst genocide with the slaughter of the Jews. 9 million jews were killed in Hitler's genocide. Hitler Adolf Hitler was the dictator responsible for World War 2. He started the Genocide against the Jews and other people. Hitler was the Leader of Germany. Interment Camps The U.S. created Internment camps for the Japanese after the bombing of pearl Harbor. Internment means to confine during warfare. Internment led to a great racial tension with the Japanese during the 1940's and 1950's. Jews Jews were Hitler's primary target in the Final solution of World War 2. Hitler blamed the Jewish people for Germany's problems after World War 1. They were forced into Ghettos, concentration camps, and killed mercilessly. Kamikaze Kamikaze pilots were generally Japanese suicide bombers who killed themselves on purpose. Nearly 4,000 Kamikaze were in World war 2. Kamikaze pilots were honorable and brave. Luftwaffe The Luftwaffe was the aerial branch of the German military. The Luftwaffe was the strongest and most agile air force in the world when World War 2 started. The Luftwaffe was disbanded in 1946 after the third Reich was defeated. Minesweeper A minesweeper is a small naval ship designed to counter naval mines. Officials in the Union army attempted to create a minesweeper boat, but abandoned plans. Nazi The term Nazi is short for National Socialist Party (in Germany). A follower of Hitler was also called a Nazi. The Nazis were very powerful and almost took over all of Europe in WW2. Occupied A war term where one country invades and takes over another Country's land. The Nazis occupied much of Europe in WW2. The first country to be occupied by Hitler's forces was Poland. Poland Poland was the first country the Nazis invaded. The Nazis used Blitzkrieg warfare to invade them, rendering them helpless. Poland quickly fell to the power of Germany. Q-Ship Q-Ships were heavily armed merchant ships with concealed weaponry. They were designed to lure submarines into making surface attacks. Q-Ships then had a chance to open-fire and sink them. Resistance Resistance in war terms is when a country fights back against another country, or refuses to help them. The Allies were the resistance in WW2. They resisted the Nazi army and fought back. Soviet Union The Soviet Union was a Communist country in World War 2. They originally had an secret anti-war act with Germany. But after being betrayed, the Soviets joined the Allies and fought against Hitler and the Nazis. Telegram The telegram was the main form of long-distance communication during the 1940's. The telegram was used in WW2 to conduct negotiations between enemy countries. The telegram was often used to send encoded messages between governments. United Nations The United Nations was an organization set up in 1945 by the allies to work for world peace. This was founded after the second world war. The UN takes action on a wide range of issues across the globe. Veterans Veterans are people who served their country at some point in a branch of National Defense. There were approximately 1,462,809 U.S. veterans to come back from WW2. Veterans are usually treated with honor and respect. War Crime War crime is a serious violation of the laws applicable in armed conflict. War crimes can be the deportation of civilians to concentration camps, the ill treatment or murder of prisoners of war, and so on. Germany had to pay reparations for war crimes after both WW1 and WW2. XX-Committee The XX Committee was a british intelligence agency. Their main goal was to feed false information to Germany. These people are called double agents. Y Service The Y Service was part of the British signal staff. They intercepted enemy radio and telegraph messages. Zyklon-B Zyklon-B is an acid gas created by the Germans. It was deadly (obviously) and was used to kill Jews in extermination camps. Sources "WWII Glossary - Z." WWII Glossary - Z. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2013.Full transcript
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