Nazi-Deutsch/Nazi-German: An English Lexicon of the Language of the Third Reich

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V

V. Victory sign using upraised forefinger and middlefinger formed into a V. A German adaptation of the victory sign of the Allies. As a Wehrmacht newspaper put it: “V—the sign of our victory, the victory of good over evil, order over chaos, and the will to build over the destructive element of Jewry.”

VAA.See Vertreter des Auswärtigen Amtes.

Vaterland. Fatherland. Usage discouraged in a press release of 1942. To be replaced by Heimat.

Vaterländischer Schutzbund. Fatherland Protection League. Organization that served as the basis of the Austrian Sturmabteilung.

Vaterlandsverräter. Fatherland traitor. See also Novemberverbrecher.

VB.SeeVölkischer Beobachter.

VDA.See Verein für das Deutschtum im Ausland. Volksbund für das Deutschtum im Ausland.

VDB.See Volksdeutsche Bewegung.

V-3. Long-range gun. Long-range smooth-bore gun designed to fire shells with up to a 10 kg (22 lb) high-explosive warhead and a range of 93 km. Most installations were bombed before the guns could be used. See also Vergeltungswaffen; Wunderwaffen.

VE.See Volksempfänger 301.

V-1.See Flugbombe V-1; Vergeltungswaffen; Wunderwaffen.

veralmen. To aluminize.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword vii
  • Foreword xi
  • Notes xiv
  • Foreword xv
  • Preface xix
  • Acknowledgments xxi
  • The Tradition of Anti-Jewish Language 1
  • Nazi-Deutsch: An Ideological Language of Exclusion, Domination, and Annihilation 27
  • Lexicon 47
  • A 49
  • B 86
  • C 112
  • D 115
  • E 135
  • F 156
  • G 175
  • H 200
  • I 216
  • J 221
  • K 233
  • L 254
  • M 269
  • N 283
  • O 299
  • P 309
  • Q 321
  • R 322
  • S 356
  • T 394
  • U 403
  • V 411
  • W 430
  • X 448
  • Z 449
  • Appendix 459
  • Select Bibliography 477
  • About the Authors 481
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