an·​ti-Na·​zi ˌan-tē-ˈnät-sē How to pronounce anti-Nazi (audio)
: opposed to Nazis
anti-Nazi protesters
Then finally the country's strong anti-Nazi feelings crystallized in a vast, nationwide resistance effort.Scott Sullivan
anti-Nazi noun
… a civilized man, an anti-Nazi who knows that Germany is lost but who will put up with Hitler because the alternative, Himmler, would be worse. Newgate Callendar

Examples of anti-Nazi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But before Zone, the 45-year-old German actor was best known for playing famed anti-Nazi resistance fighter Georg Elser in 13 Minutes, Oliver Hirschbiegel’s 2015 drama about Elsner’s attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1939, before World War II and before the Holocaust. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Mar. 2024 Hans becomes involved in the anti-Nazi resistance, with a group of young people who will later be called the Red Orchestra. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 1 Mar. 2024 Outcomes and intentions also prove to be salient themes with regard to the actions of the Red Orchestra, the anti-Nazi resistance group of which Hilde and Hans are both members. Catherine Bray, Variety, 17 Feb. 2024 Screens at the same concert listed the names of victims presumed to have been killed by state actors, including George Floyd and anti-Nazi activist Sophie Scholl. Alexander Hall, Fox News, 30 Sep. 2023 According to news reports, New York prosecutors have said the Oberlin drawing, along with the other two, rightly belong to three living heirs of Fritz Grunbaum, a Jewish art collector, cabaret artist and prominent anti-Nazi who was killed at the Dachau concentration camp in Germany in 1941. Steven Litt, cleveland, 15 Sep. 2023 During the French Revolution, books pillaged from aristocratic libraries were often found for sale along the river and these stalls were used to spread anti-Nazi propaganda during World War Two, with messages hidden inside certain books and passed from person to person. Alex Ledsom, Forbes, 13 Aug. 2023 Today, the Scholls are celebrated for their pivotal role as members of the White Rose, a small, clandestine, anti-Nazi resistance group. Jud Newborn, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Feb. 2023 For a brief period during the early 1940s, Vichy France allowed refugees—mostly German Jews, anti-Nazi activists, and defeated Spanish Republicans—passage on cargo ships sailing from Marseille via Casablanca to the French colony of Martinique. Richard Feinberg, Foreign Affairs, 14 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-Nazi was in 1930

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“Anti-Nazi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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