Vocabulary Digital Story

URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU2yPcKgoqE&feature=youtu.be

Above is the URL for the Vocabulary Digital Story that we viewed in class. Below are the vocabulary words and definitions. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the words and definitions, as they will be playing a large role in class!

Vocabulary & Definitions:

Anti-Semitism: Opposition to and discrimination against Jews.


Assimilation: The process of becoming incorporated into mainstream society. Strict observance of Jewish laws and customs pertaining to dress, food, and religious holidays tends to keep Jewish people separate and distinct from the culture of the country within which they are living. Moses Mendelssohn (1729-86), a German Jew, was one of the key people working for the assimilation of the Jews in the German cultural community.


Collaboration: Cooperation between citizens of a country and its occupiers.


Dehumanization: The Nazi policy of denying Jews basic civil rights such as practicing religion, education, and adequate housing.


Genocide: The deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, cultural, or religious group.


Prejudice: A judgment or opinion formed before the facts are known. In most cases, these opinions are founded on suspicion, intolerance, and the irrational hatred of other races, religions, creeds, or nationalities.