Third Reich

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Third Reich

  1. Germany under the Nazi regime, beginning in January 1933 and ending in May 1945. Literally “third empire” or “third realm”.

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  • Reich in German does not have all of the same connotations as empire does in English. Notably, it does not imply the existence of a monarchy.

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