Kabbalah (or kabbala or cabbala or cabala): a body of mystical teachings of rabbinical origin, often based on an esoteric interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures

Kaddish: a Jewish prayer recited in the daily synagogue services and by mourners after the death of a close relative

kapo: a concentration camp prisoner selected to oversee other prisoners on labor details. The term is often used generically for any concentration camp prisoner whom the SS gave authority over other prisoners.

Kaschau (German); Košice (Slovak); Kassa (Hungarian): the transport train carrying the Jews from Sighet makes a stop in Kaschau, a part of Slovakia that was annexed by Hungary in the autumn of 1938 and was returned to Slovakia in 1945.

Kommando: German word for detachment, here a detachment of concentration camp prisoners at forced labor

lorries: automotive trucks used especially for transporting freight

los: German for "Get moving!"

Read an excerpt from Elie Wiesel's Night.


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