Nazi Germany

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Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship.wikipedia
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Allies of World War II

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The Nazi regime ended after the Allies defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
The Allies promoted the alliance as a means to control German, Japanese and Italian aggression.

End of World War II in Europe

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The Nazi regime ended after the Allies defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
The final battles of the European Theatre of World War II as well as the German surrender to the Allies took place in late April and early May 1945.

Germany

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Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship.
The Nazi seizure of power in 1933 led to the establishment of a dictatorship, the annexation of Austria, World War II, and the Holocaust.

Victory in Europe Day

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The Nazi regime ended after the Allies defeated Germany in May 1945, ending World War II in Europe.
Victory in Europe Day, generally known as VE Day (Great Britain) or V-E Day (North America), or simply as V-Day, is a day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces on the 8 May 1945.

Adolf Hitler

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Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship.
Shortly after, the Reichstag passed the Enabling Act of 1933, which began the process of transforming the Weimar Republic into Nazi Germany, a one-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideology of National Socialism.

Reichsautobahn

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Using deficit spending, the regime undertook extensive public works, including the construction of Autobahnen (motorways).
The Reichsautobahn system was the beginning of the German autobahns under the Third Reich.

Nazi concentration camps

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The first concentration camps were established in March 1933. Many others were imprisoned, worked to death, or murdered in Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps.
Nazi Germany maintained concentration camps (Konzentrationslager, KZ or KL) throughout the territories it controlled before and during the Second World War.

Antisemitism

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Racism, especially antisemitism, was a central ideological feature of the regime.
Notable instances of persecution include the Rhineland massacres preceding the First Crusade in 1096, the Edict of Expulsion from England in 1290, the massacres of Spanish Jews in 1391, the persecutions of the Spanish Inquisition, the expulsion from Spain in 1492, the Cossack massacres in Ukraine from 1648 to 1657, various anti-Jewish pogroms in the Russian Empire between 1821 and 1906, the 1894–1906 Dreyfus affair in France, the Holocaust in German-occupied Europe during World War II, Soviet anti-Jewish policies, and Arab and Muslim involvement in the Jewish exodus from Arab and Muslim countries.

Nazi Party

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Nazi Germany is the common English name for Germany between 1933 and 1945, when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party (NSDAP) controlled the country through a dictatorship.
Hitler rapidly established a totalitarian regime known as the Third Reich.

German resistance to Nazism

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Christian churches and citizens that opposed Hitler's rule were oppressed, and many leaders imprisoned.
German resistance to Nazism (German: Widerstand gegen den Nationalsozialismus) was the opposition by individuals and groups in Germany to the Nazi regime between 1933 and 1945.

Führer

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A national referendum held 19 August 1934 confirmed Hitler as sole Führer (leader) of Germany.
As a political title it is associated with the Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

Women in Nazi Germany

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Career and educational opportunities for women were curtailed.
Women in Nazi Germany were subject to doctrines of Nazism by the Nazi Party (NSDAP), promoting exclusion of women from political life of Germany along with its executive body as well as its executive committees.

1936 Summer Olympics

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Recreation and tourism were organised via the Strength Through Joy program, and the 1936 Summer Olympics showcased Germany on the international stage.
The 1936 Summer Olympics (German: Olympische Sommerspiele 1936), officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in 1936 in Berlin, Nazi Germany.

Joseph Goebbels

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Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels made effective use of film, mass rallies, and Hitler's hypnotic oratory to influence public opinion.
Paul Joseph Goebbels (29 October 1897 – 1 May 1945) was a German Nazi politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.

Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact

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Germany signed a non-aggression pact with the USSR, and invaded Poland on 1 September 1939, launching World War II in Europe.
The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, officially known as the Treaty of Non-aggression between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was a neutrality pact between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed in Moscow on August 23, 1939, by foreign ministers Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov, respectively.

Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda

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Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels made effective use of film, mass rallies, and Hitler's hypnotic oratory to influence public opinion.
The Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda (Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda, RMVP or Propagandaministerium) was a Nazi government agency to enforce Nazi ideology.

European theatre of World War II

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Germany signed a non-aggression pact with the USSR, and invaded Poland on 1 September 1939, launching World War II in Europe.
The European theatre of World War II was an area of heavy fighting across Europe, starting with Germany's invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939 and ending with the United States, the United Kingdom and France conquering most of Western Europe, the Soviet Union conquering most of Eastern Europe and Germany’s unconditional surrender on 8 May 1945 (Victory in Europe Day).

General Government

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Reichskommissariats took control of conquered areas and a German administration was established in the remainder of Poland.
The General Government (Generalgouvernement, Generalne Gubernatorstwo, Генеральна губернія), also referred to as the General Governorate for the occupied Polish Region (Generalgouvernement für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete), was a German zone of occupation established after the joint invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, Slovakia and the Soviet Union in 1939 at the onset of World War II.

Holocaust victims

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Einsatzgruppen paramilitary death squads inside the occupied territories conducted mass killings of millions of Jews and other peoples deemed undesirable by the state.
Holocaust victims were people who were targeted by the government of Nazi Germany for various discriminatory practices due to their ethnicity, religion, political beliefs, or sexual orientation.

Extermination camp

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Many others were imprisoned, worked to death, or murdered in Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps.
Nazi Germany built extermination camps (also called death camps or killing centers) during the Holocaust in World War II, to systematically murder millions of Jews.

German Reich

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The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich (German Reich) until 1943 and Großdeutsches Reich (Greater German Reich) from 1943 to 1945.
The declaration asserted the complete legal extinction of the Third Reich following death of Adolf Hitler on 30 April 1945, but the continued subsequent existence of a German people and a German national territory; although subject to the four signatory powers also asserting their authority to determine the future boundaries of Germany.

Einsatzgruppen

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Einsatzgruppen paramilitary death squads inside the occupied territories conducted mass killings of millions of Jews and other peoples deemed undesirable by the state.
Einsatzgruppen (, "task forces" or "deployment groups") were Schutzstaffel (SS) paramilitary death squads of Nazi Germany that were responsible for mass killings, primarily by shooting, during World War II (1939–45) in German-occupied Europe.

Extermination through labour

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Many others were imprisoned, worked to death, or murdered in Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps.
Extermination through labour (or "extermination through work", Vernichtung durch Arbeit) was the practice inconcentration camps in Nazi Germany of killing prisoners by means of forced labour.

Holy Roman Empire

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Nazi Germany is also known as the Third Reich (Drittes Reich), meaning "Third Realm" or "Third Empire", the first two being the Holy Roman Empire (800–1806) and the German Empire (1871–1918).
Beginning in 1923, early-twentieth century German nationalist and Nazi propaganda would identify the Holy Roman Empire as the First Reich (Reich meaning empire), with the German Empire as the Second Reich and either a future German nationalist state or Nazi Germany as the Third Reich.

Strength Through Joy

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Recreation and tourism were organised via the Strength Through Joy program, and the 1936 Summer Olympics showcased Germany on the international stage.
Kraft durch Freude (German for Strength through Joy, abbreviated KdF) was a large state-operated leisure organization in Nazi Germany.