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

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WaA.See Waffenamt.

Wabo. Wasserbombe. Water bomb. Depth charge used against submarines.

Wachdienst. Watch, sentry. Rural home guard. Also, elderly fire brigade.

Wachenfels. Hitler’s house in Berchtesgaden in the 1920s.

Wachmannschaft. Guard Unit. Early SS concentration camp guards. See also Totenkopfverbände.

Wachsturm. Guard storm. Early SS concentration camp guards. See also Totenkopfverbände.

Wacht am Rhein.See Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein

“Wacht am Rhein.” “Watch on the Rhine.” German military song.

Wachtmeister. Captain of the guards. At concentration camps and other locations.

Wachtruppe. Guard Troops. Early SS concentration camp guards. See also Totenkopfverbände.

Wachstumsspitze. Strategic outpost. Economic expansion base.

Wachtürme. Watch towers. Guard towers along the periphery of concentration camps and other locations. See also Konzentrationslager.

Wachverbände. Guard formations. Early SS concentration camp guards. See also Totenkopfverbände.

Waffenamt. (WaA) Weapons Department. Army department that oversaw the German rearmament program—the testing and acceptance of weapons, equip-

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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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