Shoah
Holocaust Hol"o*caust, n. [L. holocaustum, Gr. ?, neut. of ?, ?, burnt whole; "o'los whole + kaysto`s burnt, fr. kai`ein to burn (cf. {Caustic}): cf. F. holocauste.] 1. A burnt sacrifice; an offering, the whole of which was consumed by fire, among the Jews and some pagan nations. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Sacrifice or loss of many lives, as by the burning of a theater or a ship.

Note: [An extended use not authorized by careful writers.] [1913 Webster]

3. Specifically: The mass killing of millions of Jews by the Nazis during the period from 1933 to 1945 in Germany and German-occupied lands; usually referred to as {The Holocaust}. In Hebrew, the same event is referred to by the word {Shoah}. [PJC]


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  • SHOAH — En hébreu, shoah signifie catastrophe. Ce terme est de plus en plus employé, de préférence à holocauste, pour désigner l’extermination des juifs réalisée par le régime nazi. Il suggère un sentiment d’épouvante religieuse devant l’anéantissement… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Shoah — [shō′ə] n. 〚ModHeb šo ah < Heb, devastation, catastrophe〛 THE HOLOCAUST (see phrase under HOLOCAUST): usually with the * * * Sho·ah (shōʹə) n. The mass murder of European Jews by the Nazis during World War II.   [Hebrew šô’â …   Universalium

  • Shoah — (1985) es un documental de Claude Lanzmann sobre el Holocausto …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Shoah — Shoah→Holocaust …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • shoah — /ebr. ʃoˈa/ [vc. ebr., propr. «catastrofe»] s. f. inv. olocausto …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • shoah — (izg. šoȁ) DEFINICIJA v. šoa …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Shoah — [shō′ə] n. [ModHeb šo ah < Heb, devastation, catastrophe] THE HOLOCAUST (see phrase under HOLOCAUST): usually with the …   English World dictionary

  • Shoah — /shōˈə/ noun The Jewish Holocaust of World War II ORIGIN: Heb, literally, destruction …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shoah —  Pour les articles homophones, voir choix, Choa et Shoa. Destruction du ghetto de Varsovie, avril 1943 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Shoah — Konzentrationslager Birkenau, Blick von der Zugrampe innen auf die Haupteinfahrt; Aufnahme 1945, kurz nach der Befreiung des Vernichtungslagers durch die Rote Armee Als Holocaust [ˈhoːlokaʊ̯st, holoˈkaʊ̯st] (vom …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Shoah — El término hebreo shoah puede referirse a: La shoah, Shoah o shoá (literalmente la catástrofe) es el término hebreo utilizado para referirse al Holocausto (aniquilación judía en Europa por la Alemania nazi). Shoah (1985), de Claude Lanzmann, es… …   Wikipedia Español

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