Holocaust

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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holocaust

[n] - the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler 2. [n] - an act of great destruction and loss of life
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Holocaust

The act of genocide carried out by Germany on the Jewish population of Europe
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Holocaust

Hol'o·caust noun [ Latin holocaustum , Greek ..., neut. of ..., ..., burnt whole; 'o'los whole + kaysto`s burnt, from kai`ein to burn (cf. Caustic ): confer French holocauste .] 1. A burnt sacrifice; an offering, the whole of which was co
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holocaust

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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holocaust

noun an act of great destruction and loss of life
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Holocaust

noun the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler
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Holocaust

• (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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Holocaust

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

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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Holocaust

[sacrifice] A holocaust is a religious animal sacrifice that is completely consumed by fire. The word derives from the Ancient Greek holocaustos (ὁλόκαυστος from ὅλος "whole" + καυστός "burnt"), which is used solely for one of the major forms of sacrifice. When the Hebrew Bible was translated into Greek, as the Septua
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Holocaust

[comics] Holocaust is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in X-Men Alpha (February 1995) and was created by Scott Lobdell and Roger Cruz, however a character with the same name and similar appearance (without armor) was featured in "Stryfe`s Strike Files" (January 1993)
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Holocaust

[TV miniseries] Holocaust was a television miniseries broadcast in four parts in 1978 on the NBC television network. The series tells the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of the (fictional) Weiss family of German Jews and that of a rising member of the SS, who gradually becomes a merciless war criminal. Holocaust highlighted nume
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Holocaust

[band] Holocaust is a heavy metal band based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Founded in 1977 while still at high school, the original lineup, featuring guitarists John Mortimer and Ed Dudley, vocalist Gary Lettice, bassist Robin Begg and drummer Paul Collins, became part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. After numerous line-up change
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Holocaust

[disambiguation] Holocaust literally means "completely consumed by fire". The term can refer to: ...
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holocaust

  1. an act of great destruction and loss of life
  2. the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler

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Holocaust

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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holocaust

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

[DC Comics] Holocaust is a fictional character in the Milestone Comics universe. Created as part of the Blood Syndicate for Milestone Media, the character has since gone on to become a gangster and supervillain. ==Publication history== Holocaust made his first appearance in Blood Syndicate #1. After leaving the team several issues later, th
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Holocaust

[Return of Cultural Objects] The Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) Act 2009 (c 16) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Its purpose is to confer, on certain national institutions, a power that was already possessed by other museums, because this was felt to be inconsistent. It was introduced into Parliament as the Holocau
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