Key words - Nazi Germany

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Anschluss
The union between Austria and Germany March 1938 (War of the Flowers).
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Aryan
The term used by the Nazis to describe the race to which non-Jewish Germans belonged.
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Autarky
A state of national self-sufficiency.
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BDM (Bund Deutscher Madel)
The league of German maidens a Nazi youth organisation.
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Bolshevism
An alternative term for communism.
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DAF (Deutsches Arbeitsfront)
The German Labour Front a Nazi organisation that replaced the trade unions in May 1933.
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Freikorps
The Free Corps a paramilitary organisation of ex soldiers which was armed and financed by the army and used to support right wing groups in German politics before 1933.
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Gleichschaltung
The Nazi policy of coordination by which all social, economic and political activities were brought under state control. Translates into 'forcing into line'.
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KdF (Kraft durch Freude)
Strength through joy organisation which was part of the DAF organising leisure activities for workers and their families.
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KPD (Kommounistiche Partei Deutschlands)
Communist party of Germany which had a strong base of working class support before 1933.
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Marxist
Followers of Karl Marx the original communist theorist (another term for communists).
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NS-F (Nationalsozialistische Frauenschaft)
The national socialist women's organisation.
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Putsch
An attempt to overthrow a government by force.
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RAD (Reichsarbeitsdienst)
Ahe Reich Labour Service through which young men (and women after 1939) were made to undertake compulsory labour service.
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SA
The storm division, a Nazi paramilitary organisation which was set up to intimidate its opponents. Their distinctive brown uniforms lead to the SA being referred to as the 'brown shirts'.
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SD
The German Security Service under the control of the SS existed to collect information about opposition to the Nazis.
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SPD
The German Social Democratic Party the main socialist party and a leading political in the Weimar Republic.
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SS
A special police force originally formed as Hitler's personal bodygaurd but grew into the most powerful organisation in the Third Reich.
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Volkisch
Concerning the distinct identity of the German people.
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Volksgemeinschaft
The 'peoples community' which the Nazis were trying to build in the Third Reich.
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The term used by the Nazis to describe the race to which non-Jewish Germans belonged.

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The league of German maidens a Nazi youth organisation.

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