Hitler's Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe<br />By: James McGeary<br />
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising<br /><ul><li> Jewish resistance that arose within the Warsaw Ghetto in German occupied Poland during World War II
The insurgency was launched against the Germans on January 18, 1943
The most significant portion of the rebellion took place from April 19 until May 16, 1943, and ended when the poorly armed and supplied resistance was crushed by the German troops under the direct command of JürgenStroop. It was the largest single revolt by the Jews during the Holocaust.</li></li></ul><li>The Allies<br /><ul><li>The Allies of World War II were the countries that opposed the Axis powers during World War II (1939–1945).
After 1941, the leaders of the British Commonwealth, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the United States of America, known as the "Big Three",held leadership of the allied powers.
Other Allies included China, Belgium, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, Ethiopia, Greece, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Yugoslavia</li></li></ul><li>The Opposition or Axis Powers<br /><ul><li> Axis countries, or just the Axis, was an alignment of great powers during the mid-20th century that fought World War II against the Allies.
At their zenith in the midst of World War II, the Axis powers ruled empires that dominated large parts of Europe, Africa, East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean, but that war ended with their total defeat and dissolution.
On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the naval bases in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. According to the stipulation of the Tripartite Pact, Nazi-Germany was required to come to the defense of her allies only if they were attacked. Since Japan had made the first move and attacked, Germany and Italy were not obliged to aid her until the United States counterattacked on December 11, after having declared war on Japan on December 8 and attacking several Japanese outposts along the Pacific. Hitler ordered the Reichstag to formally declare war on the United States along with Italy.</li></li></ul><li>Concentration Camps<br /><ul><li>It is estimated that the Nazis established 15,000 camps in the occupied countries.
The first Nazi concentration camps set up in Germany were greatly expanded after the Reichstag fire of 1933, and were intended to hold political prisoners and opponents of the regime.
After September 1939, with the beginning of the Second World War, concentration camps became places where millions of ordinary people were enslaved as part of the war effort, often starved, tortured and killed. </li></ul>Hostage camps (or death camps), Labor camps, POW camps, Camps for rehabilitation and re-education of Poles, Transit and collection camps, Extermination camps <br />