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grammar Nazi

Someone who insists on correcting or criticizing others for errors in spelling, grammar, and syntax, especially to a pedantic or self-righteous degree. Potentially offensive due to its reference to the fascist National Socialist German Workers' Party, which was brought to power in 1933 under Adolf Hitler. It irritates me to no end when people use "good" as an adverb, but I try not to be a grammar Nazi about it.
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The American news agency was involved in covering up the massacres of Jews in Lviv in eastern Poland (now a part of Ukraine) organized by Nazi occupying forces by allowing Nazi censors to remove photos documenting thousands of Jewish deaths, so that foreign newspapers only received photos of victims of the Soviet police and Red Army war criminals.
Rachlin, examines Roland Freisler, head of the Nazi People's Court between 1942 and 1945.
There they are in Garson's collection, uncles, aunts, and sweethearts, Nazis in good times: Nazis at weddings, Nazis singing and dancing, Nazis showing off new uniforms, marching Nazis, baby Nazis, uniformed pre-school Nazis, teenage Nazis, beer-swilling Nazis, smiling Nazis, happy Nazis.
The poll also showed that 61 per cent of Austrian adults wanted to see a "strong man" in charge of government, and 54 per cent said they thought it would be "highly likely" that the Nazis would win seats in they were allowed to take part in an election.
He met with Hitler and with such top Nazi officials as Heinrich Himmler and Adolf Eichmann, exhorting them to continue with their murder of the Jews in Europe and to exterminate the hundreds of thousands of Jews in the Moslem World.
More recently, and now in our own county, extremists display the Nazi symbol.
What is incredibly hard is to get countries that are reluctant to bring Nazi war criminals to justice, to do the right thing and to bring them to trial.
At the present time, Islamic terrorists, and especially the suicide bombers among them, come closest to the Nazi true believers, especially in regard to the obsession with identifying, exposing, and destroying evil.
But then I saw a young woman who was actually a saluting Nazi herself.
Despite its attempts to present a more militant image, Social Democracy failed to gain electoral ground from its main competitors, the German Communist Party and the rising Nazi movement.
While this is a lengthy, dense scholarly work with small print, it is clearly written and provides a wonderfully telescopic view of the lived impact of the Nazi era.
The Priest And The Nazi by John LeConte is a well crafted novel depicting the story of a highly ranked Nazi SS Officer and his encounter with a Bavarian Priest upon fleeing a defeated Germany.
The example of Holland is one argument in favour of this position since, after the Dutch bishops had openly and strongly upbraided the Nazi authorities, the Nazis widened their search to include hundreds of converts to Catholicism, such as Saint Edith Stein and her sister.