Auschwitz: True Tales from a Grotesque Land

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GLOSSARY
aktzia




blokowa





blocksperre


effektenkammer


gimnasium
An organized raid by the SS and/or local
militias for the purpose of rounding up Jews,
either for deportation or to be murdered in
the designated places of execution nearby.

A female prisoner in charge of a block,
translated variously as "block elder," "block
leader," "block supervisor," or "block senior."
Blokowy is the masculine form. Feminine
plural is blokowe.

A curfew during which prisoners were
forbidden to leave the living quarters.

A warehouse where newly confiscated goods
were located.

Polish high school. Completion with a diploma
(gymnasium) (gymnasium) is generally considered equivalent to two years
of study in an American college program.

herrenvolk

Judenrein (or
Master race.

The aim of the Nazi Policy vis-U+00EO-vis the Jews
Judenfrei) during this period was to make Germany and
German occupied areas free of Jews.

kanada


kapo





komando (Polish
A branch of the camp where the warehouse
containing confiscated goods was located.

Chief of a work battalion. The chief of a larger
group was called an "elder kapo" or oberkapo.
The head of a smaller group was called a
vorarbeiter. All of these functions were carried
out by prisoners.

A work battalion.
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