Acronyms and Abbreviations


Acronyms and Abbreviations
   AB Ausserordentliche Befriedungsaktion (Extraordinary Pacification Action)
   AFSC American Friends Service Committee
   CDJ Comite de Defense des Juifs (Belguim)
   COJE Committee for Special Jewish Affairs (The Netherlands)
   Degesh Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Schadlingsbekampfung (German Vermin Combating Corporation)
   DP Displaced Persons
   GEKRAT Gemeinnutzige Kranken-Transport G.m.b.h. (Charitable Society for the Transportation of the Sick)
   GESTAPO Geheime Staatspolizei (Secret State Police)
   ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
   IHR Institute for Historical Review
   IMT International Military Tribunal
   JAGERSTAB German Central Planning Board
   JDC American Joint Distribution Committee (The “Joint”)
   KRIPO Kriminalpolizei (Criminal Police)
   K-Z Konzentrationlager (concentration camp)
   Nazi(s) Acronym formed from “NAtional and soZIalist.” The term refers to Germany between 1933 and 1945 and the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP)
   ORPO Ordnungspolizei (Order Police)
   RSHA Reichssicherheitshauptamt (Reich Security Main Office)
   SA Sturmabteilung (Storm Troopers or “Brown Shirts”)
   SD Sicherheitsdienst (Security Service)
   SIPO Sicherheitspolizei (Security Police)
   S.N.B. Swiss National Bank
   SS Schutzstaffel (Guard Corps)
   T-4 Tiergarten Strasse 4 (the Berlin address of the Euthanasia Program)
   UGIF Union Generale des Israelites en France (The Organization of French Jewry)
   UNSCOP United Nations Special Commission on Palestine
   WJC World Jewish Congress
   WRB War Refugee Board
   WVHA Wirtschaft und Verwaltungshauptamt (Economy and Administration Main Office)
   YISHUV The Jewish community in Palestine
   ZEGOTA Rada Pomocy Zydom (Council for Aid to the Jews)
   ZOB Zydowska Organizacja Bojowa (Jewish Combat Organization)

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