FROM ‘ANSCHLUSS’ TO ‘ZYKLON B’
New Dictionary Highlights Nazi Words to Avoid
By David Gordon Smith

Dozens of words in the German language, from “degenerate” to “final solution,” have become taboo because of their use by the Nazis. A new dictionary of Third Reich terms provides a guide through the linguistic minefield.

The Nazis carried out a hate campaign against ‘degenerate’ music — now the word itself has become taboo.

As if German weren’t hard enough. Three genders, endlessly long words, verbs coming at the end of impossibly rambling sentences.

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