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The Holocaust

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The Terror Regime

One of the distinctive features of the Nazi state was its use of institutionalized violence . It's highly organized and well planned system of terrorizing the population culminated in the creation of the concentration camp . The first camp, Dachau, was established as early as March 1933. The camps were used to suppress the regime's political opponents and later to "re-educate" various segments of society whose behavior did not conform to Nazi values. The camps also became a tool for the exploitation of the inmates by means of forced labor, as well as for the implementation of the Nazi racial policy, especially for its antisemitic policies.

Total Sources (by media type):

Diaries and Letters 1
Documents 4
Lexicon Entries 18
Photographs 16
Testimonies 3
   
Total Sources 42