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Bergen Belsen was a concentration camp southwest of Bergen, near Celle. It was mainly used between 1943 and 1945, and an estimated 50,000 people died there, including Jews, Czechs, anti-Nazi Christians, homosexuals, gypsies and Anne Frank.Auschwitz was the largest of the Nazi concentration camps, which was in Southern Poland in a town named Birkenau. The camp consisted of three main parts, Auschwitz I, the administrative part, Auschwitz II, the extermination part and Auschwitz III which was the work part. It is estimated that 1.1 and 1.6 million people died there, from gassing, systematic starvation, disease, execution and medical experiments.The Nuremberg Laws were denaturalization laws passed in 1935, against Jews. The first law, "The Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honour" banned marriage and intercourse between Jews and Germans, and also the employment of German women under the age of 45 in Jewish households. The second law "The Reich Citizenship Law" stripped Jewish people of their German citizenship.Mein Kampf was an autobiography written by Adolf Hitler. The English translation of Mein Kampf is "My Struggle" or "My Fight" and the book was about his plans for an Aryan Germany and that Germany would join Britain and Italy to defeat France and Eastern Europe to overthrow the Soviet Union and the "twin evils" of Judaism and Communism.The Aryan race was what Hitler believed would be the "master" race, of German/German or "pure" blood. He went to violent and extreme lengths to achieve this race by compulsory sterilisation of mostly mentally retarded people, handicapped people and the Jews. He also started a "euthanasia project" to kill people before they had the chance to breed.Anti-Semitism is "discrimination, hostility or prejudice" against the Jewish people as "a religious, racial or ethnic group". The main parts of Anti Semitism are "religious anti-Semitism" which is also known as Anti-Judaism, which meant the practice of the Jewish faith was the cause for hate and "racial anti-Semitism" which was hating the Jews under the belief they were an 'alien' and 'inferior' race.Birkenau is the German spelling of a Polish town called Brzezinka, where the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp.Babi Yar is a ravine in Kiev, Ukraine. Nazis took control of Kiev on the 27th of September 1941 and gathered the 700 patients from the psychiatric hospital and killed them. On the 29th, all Jews in the town of Kiev were ordered to meet near the cemetery. They believed they would be loaded onto trains, but on that day and the next, 33,771 Jews were massacred, making it the second biggest single mass killing of Jews during the holocaust.The Cold War is a war...

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