Molotov ribbentrop pact in 1939 named after the

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Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact In 1939 – Named after the Russian and German foreign ministers Non-aggression agreement between Russia/Germany that said they would remain neutral if either was attacked by a third party Allowed for the German and Soviet invasion and partition of Poland one week later Represented the beginning of WWI – Germany remained open to talks with the British, but the British refused if Germany continued to occupy Poland Heydrich Was the chief of the SD and a high ranking official in the Nazi hierarchy Major player in the expansion of racial policy and the development of the Final Solution Expanded the concentration camp system outside Germany Creation of death camps Wannsee conference of January 1942 – announced the plan to exterminate all Jews in Europe – had already been decided just was a declaration Was killed in May/June of 1942 by British agents in Prague Gestapo Official Secret Police run by Himmler beginning in 1934 More secretive and less public than the SA - did not hold trials and often worked at night Arrested people for private remarks – merged private and public spheres
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Made people distrusting of their neighbors – isolation of social groups, discourages resistance
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  • Spring '08
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  • Adolf Hitler, British prime minister, majority German Sudetenland

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