Nazi Leaders and World War 2 key Terms

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The Key Nazi Political Figures
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Adolf Hier

The leader of the Nazi state. Elected Chancellor in 1933.

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Joseph Goebells

was a German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. One of Adolf Hitler's close associates and most devoted followers, he was known for his public speaking and deep and virulent antisemitism, which led to his supporting the extermination of the Jews in the Holocaust.

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Reinhard Heydrich

Many historians regard him as the darkest figure within the Nazi elite; Adolf Hitler described him as "the man with the iron heart".[5] He was the founding head of the Sicherheitsdienst (SD), an intelligence organisation charged with seeking out and neutralising resistance to the Nazi Party

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Herman Goring

He founded the Gestapo in 1933, and later gave command of it to Heinrich Himmler. Göring was appointed commander-in-chief of the Luftwaffe (air force) in 1935, a position he held until the final days of World War II. By 1940, he was at the peak of his power and influence; as minister in charge of the Four Year Plan,

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Albert Speer

) was a German architect who was, for a part of World War II, Minister of Armaments and War Production for Nazi Germany. Speer was Adolf Hitler's chief architect before assuming ministerial office. As "the Nazi who said sorry",[b] he accepted moral responsibility at theNuremberg trials and in his memoirs for complicity in crimes of the Nazi regime, while stating he was ignorant of the Holocaust.

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Erwin Rommel(" Desert Fox")

Brilliant Nazi general who led the invasions into Egypt and North Africa.

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Henirich Himler

Commander of the SS and mastermind of the "Final Solution"

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Sitzkrieg

A fake war that was used by the Germans as a tactical way to distract enemies from the main target. Translates into English as "Sitting War."

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Blitzkrieg

A word that describes how quickly and violently the German air force strikes. Translated into English as "Lightning War."

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Luftwaffe

German Air Attack