Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Word of the day: gauleiter

The word of the day is gauleiter:

  1. the leader or chief official of a political district under Nazi control.

"But the camp at Gurs had room for many more when, at dawn on 22 October 1940, the gauleiters Joseph B├╝rkel and Robert Wanger began to round up 6,508 Jews in the newly annexed territories of Baden and the Palatinate and, without consulting the French, dispatched them in sealed trains over the border into south-western France."

 - Caroline Moorehead, Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France

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