Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan
   On the eve of Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland in September 1939, Adolf Hitler told his leading generals, “Our strength lies in our speed and our brutality. Genghis Khan hunted millions of women and children to their deaths, consciously and with a joy in his heart. History sees in him only the great founder of a state.” Both Hitler and Heinrich Himmler admired the ruthlessness of Genghis Khan, and the founder of the Mongol Empire may have been the model for the subsequent ruthless Nazi campaign in both Poland and the Soviet Union.
   See also Einsatzgruppen.

Historical dictionary of the Holocaust. . 2014.

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  • Genghis Khan — Gengis Khan Pour les articles homonymes, voir Gengis Khan (homonymie). Portrait de Gengis Khan[1 …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Genghis Khan — UK [ˌɡeŋɡɪs ˈkɑːn] / US [ˌdʒeŋɡɪs ˈkɑn] noun humorous someone who has very right wing political opinions or forces other people to do what they want He s about as liberal minded as Genghis Khan (= he is not at all liberal). • Etymology: From the… …   English dictionary

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World — (ISBN 0 609 80964 4) is a 2004 book by Jack Weatherford, Dewitt Wallace Professor of Anthropology at Macalester College. It describes the rise and impact of Genghis Khan. The text is based largely on the Secret History of the Mongols and also… …   Wikipedia

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