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1 Night Reading Guide Important terms – give a brief definition of the terms bellow: Holocaust destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, especially caused by fire or nuclear war. Jew a member of the people and cultural community whose traditional religion is Judaism and who trace their origins through the ancient Hebrew people of Israel to Abraham. Hasidic relating to or denoting Hasidism, a mystical Jewish movement founded in Poland in the 18th century in reaction to the rigid academicism of rabbinical Judaism. Talmud the body of Jewish civil and ceremonial law and legend comprising the Mishnah and the Gemara. There are two versions of the Talmud: the Babylonian Talmu Beadle A ceremonial officer of a church, college, or similar institution. Kabbalah the ancient Jewish tradition of mystical interpretation of the Bible, first transmitted orally and using esoteric methods Gestapo The Geheime Staatspolizei, abbreviated Gestapo, was the official secret police of Nazi Germany and in German-occupied Europe. Ghetto a part of a city, especially a slum area, occupied by a minority group or groups. Aushwitz The Auschwitz concentration camp was a complex of over 40 concentration and extermination camps operated by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War II and the Holocaust. Kommando A Kommando is a general term for special police and military forces in German, Dutch, and Afrikaans speaking nations Kapo A kapo or prisoner functionary was a prisoner in a Nazi camp who was assigned by the SS guards to supervise forced labor or carry out administrative tasks. Transylvania Transylvania is a region in central Romania. It's known for medieval towns, mountainous borders and castles like Bran Castle, a Gothic fortress associated with the legend of Dracula. Blockalteste Literally, “block elder.” These were inmates in charge of a single concentration camp barrack. Synagogue the building where a Jewish assembly or congregation meets for religious worship and instruction Anti-Semetic hostile to or prejudiced against Jewish people Barrack provide (soldiers) with accommodations in a building or set of buildings.

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