GLOSSARY OF TERMS NEWSPAPER ARTICLES POSTERS TIMELINES TEACHING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE UP
Altruism: unselfish regard for the welfare of others, as a principle for action.

Antisemitism: hostility towards Jews as a group.

Bullying: physically or mentally persecuting, intimidating or coercing others through fear or superior force.

Discrimination: making a distinction or acting unfavourably against people on the grounds of their group membership.

Genocide: The deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, ethnic, national, religious or cultural group.

Gestapo (Geheime Staatspolizei): the secret police established by the Nazi government in 1933.

Holocaust: the genocide of the Jews by the Nazis during World War II.

Nationalism: loyalty and devotion to one's nation. There is a belief that one's nation is unique and that this nation and its culture and traditions need to be protected. Oftentimes, nationalism goes hand in hand with feeling that one's own nation is superior to others.

Nazis (National Socialist Party):
the political party created by Adolf Hitler, which was founded on the principle of extreme German nationalism, antisemitism and a belief in the superiority of a master race, called the Aryans.

Patriotism: zeal for one's country's destiny and devotion to its cause and welfare.

Neo-nazis: people in today's society who support the ideas and/or methods of the Nazi party in World War II.

Prejudice: a preconceived and irrational bias or hostile attitude directed against an individual, or a group and their supposed characteristics.

Propaganda: the organised promotion of certain ideas, facts or allegations that are meant to deliberately further a cause or damage an opposing cause.

Racism: an action that discriminates against people based on a person's ethnicity or presumed race.

SA (Sturmabteilung): the so-called "storm troopers" or "brown shirts", created by the Nazi Party to intimidate opponents. It was created in 1921 and absorbed into the German army in 1934.

SS(Schutzstaffel): Established in 1923, this organization initially protected Adolf Hitler. Later it became the elite force of the Third Reich.

Stereotype: an arbitrary and false generalisation that views all members of a certain group as being the same in possessing unchanging, negative characteristics.
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