The killing of very large numbers of people. Often used to describe the mass murder of millions of Jews by the Nazis during World War II.
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- the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler 2. [n] - an act of great destruction and loss of life
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The act of genocide carried out by Germany on the Jewish population of Europe
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[ Latin holocaustum
, Greek ..., neut. of ..., ..., burnt whole; 'o'los
whole + kaysto`s
burnt, from kai`ein
to burn (cf. Caustic
): confer French holocauste
A burnt sacrifice; an offering, the whole of which was co
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A massive slaughter, especially the systematic mass extermination of european jews in nazi concentration camps prior to and during world war II. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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an act of great destruction and loss of life
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the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler
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• (n.) A burnt sacrifice; an offering, the whole of which was consumed by fire, among the Jews and some pagan nations. • (n.) Sacrifice or loss of many lives, as by the burning of a theater or a ship. [An extended use not authorized by careful writers.]
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the systematic state-sponsored killing of six million Jewish men, women, and children and millions of others by Nazi Germany and its collaborators ... [44 related articles]
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holocaust 1. A great or complete devastation or destruction, especially by fire. 2. A sacrifice completely consumed by fire; burnt offering. 3. The systematic mass slaughter of European Jews who were placed in Nazi concentration camps during World War II (usually preceded by 'the' and capitalized). 4. Any mass slaughter or reckless destruction of
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- an act of great destruction and loss of life
- the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler
Holocaust (hol'ukôst", hō'lu–) , name given to the period of persecution and extermination of European Jews by Nazi Germany. Although anti-Semitism in Europe has a long history, persecution of German Jews began with Hitler's rise to power in 1933. Jews were disenfranchi...
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From the Greek word meaning 'burnt offering' it refers to the Nazi German extermination of Jewish (and other) people in central Europe during World War II.
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Holocaust is a heavy metal band which is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Founded in 1977 while still at high school, the original lineup featured guitarists John Mortimer and Ed Dudley, vocalist Gary Lettice, bassist Robin Begg and drummer Nick Brockie. In 1983, guitar player Ed Dudley left the band, forming and releasing an album unde
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Holocaust literally means `completely consumed by fire, originally applied to burnt sacrifices`. The term can refer to: ==Genocides== ==Other uses== ==Holocausto== `Holocausto` is the word used in several languages (such as Spanish or Portuguese) to name the Holocaust. The term is used as well in: ...
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