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Nazi Germany

The period from 1933 to 1945 in German history in which Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist German Workers' Party, commonly known as the Nazi Party were in power. Under Hitler's rule, Germany was transformed into a totalitarian state where nearly all aspects of life were controlled by the state. Nazi Germany ceased to exist after the Allied Forces defeated the Wehrmacht in May 1945, thus ending World War II in Europe.

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Triumph des Willens

History; Nazi Germany

Triumph of the Will—A famous Nazi propaganda film, directed by Leni Reifenstahl.


History; Nazi Germany

Troop leader. An SA and early SS rank, equivalent to Staff Sergeant.


History; Nazi Germany

Troop Office. The cover name of the Reichswehr's clandestine General Staff, illegal under the Versailles Treaty.

Vorsicht Hochspannung Lebensgefahr

History; Nazi Germany

Typical warning message on signs affixed to electrified fences around concentration camps, labor camps, and death camps. Essentially: "watch out high voltage life-danger."


History; Nazi Germany

Under-human or lower human, subhuman. Label Nazis assigned to ethnographic groups they considered racially inferior to the "Aryans". Under Nazi racial theory and practice, such "subhumans" could be ...

Unzuverlässige Elemente

History; Nazi Germany

Unreliable societal elements (Jews, communists, homosexuals, etc.).


History; Nazi Germany

Used in reference to an individual with alleged partial Jewish ancestry; some were treated as full-blooded Jews, other as "Aryans" but subject to various restrictions.

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