German Terms to Remember

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Diktat
'a humiliating Diktat' refers to the way in which the Germans had no participation in creating the TofV; it is dictated to them
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Doppelverdiener
'second earners' - married women who worked
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Dreikaiserbund
'the League of the three Emperors' - peace between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia
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Einsatzgruppen
Groups of SS soldiers whose job was to hunt out and murder Jews and partisans
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Ersatz
'substitute' - alternatives to scarce foodstuffs used in WW1
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Führerprinzip
A system that established the complete authority of Hitler as leader of the party and eventually the nation
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Gauleiter
Leaders of Gau or districts, as seen in Poland
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Gestapo
The secret police force created in 1933
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Gleichschaltung
'coordination' of different elements of German life as per Nazi policy
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Kreileiter
Administrative rank below the Gauleiter, equivalent to the rural council
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Kulturkampft
The sustained attack on the Catholic church from 1871 to 1878
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Mittelstand
The lower middle class, eg. teachers
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Putsch
A takeover of power
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Reichsleitung
Reich leaders with specific responsibilities
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Reichswehr
The name given to the German armed forces from 1921 to 1935
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SA
'Sturmabteilung' or 'Storm troopers' - Nazi street fighters. Also known as 'brownshirts'
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Volksgemeinschaft
A national community based on racial identity - the inclusion of all Aryans as per Hitler's ideology
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Wehrmacht
The name of Germany's armed forces from October 1935
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'second earners' - married women who worked

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Doppelverdiener

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'the League of the three Emperors' - peace between Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia

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Card 4

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Groups of SS soldiers whose job was to hunt out and murder Jews and partisans

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Card 5

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'substitute' - alternatives to scarce foodstuffs used in WW1

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