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Maimonides:
(1135–1204) Jewish rabbi, physician and philosopher

manacled: handcuffed

Mengele, Dr. Josef: (1911–1979) SS physician assigned to Auschwitz Concentration Camp; notorious for conducting so-called medical experiments on inmates, especially twins and dwarves

Messiah: the anticipated savior of the Jews

Muselman (Muselmann or musulman): German for "Muslim." Concentration camp slang for a prisoner who is so weak he appears apathetic about living or dying. Possibly derived from the perceived resemblance of a prisoner in a Muslim prayer position.


Nyilas Party: Hungarian for Arrow Cross, a fascist anti-Semitic party that assumed power in late 1944 and assisted the SS in deportations of Jews in the autumn of 1944 
 
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