The Holocaust
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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Holocaust — Holocaust and Shoah redirect here. For other uses, see Holocaust (disambiguation) and Shoah (disambiguation). Selection on …   Wikipedia

  • The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme — The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach ProgrammeOutreach Division, United Nations Department of Public Information The Programme On 1 November 2005, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 60/7 [… …   Wikipedia

  • The Holocaust History Project — (THHP) is a non profit corporation based in San Antonio, Texas. Its website offers a comprehensive archive of documents, recordings, photographs, and essays regarding the Holocaust, Holocaust denial and anti Semitism. The project became known for …   Wikipedia

  • The Holocaust in American Life — is a book by historian Peter Novick.His subject is not the Holocaust, but rather how it has been acknowledged, defined, and spread as an event which requires public remembrance. It has been reviewed by major journals and discussed in many Jewish… …   Wikipedia

  • The Holocaust History Project — (THHP) ist eine gemeinnützige Gesellschaft in San Antonio, Texas. Ihre Website bietet Zugang zu einem umfassenden Archiv mit Dokumenten, Aufnahmen, Fotografien und Aufsätzen mit Bezug auf den Holocaust, dessen Leugnung und den Antisemitismus. Das …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • The Holocaust in art and literature — As one of the defining events of the 20th century, and one of the most stark examples of human brutality in modern history, the Holocaust has had a profound impact on art and literature over the past 60 years. LiteratureSome of the more famous… …   Wikipedia

  • The Holocaust Industry — Infobox Book | name = The Holocaust Industry title orig = translator = image caption = Second edition cover author = Norman G. Finkelstein cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = Political analysis publisher =… …   Wikipedia

  • The Holocaust Experience — Infobox Film name = The Holocaust Experience image size = 150px caption = director = Oeke Hoogendijk producer = writer = narrator = starring = music = cinematography = editing = distributor = released = 2003 runtime = 50 min. country = language …   Wikipedia

  • The history of children in the Holocaust — Children were especially vulnerable in the era of the Holocaust. The Nazis advocated killing children of unwanted or dangerous groups in accordance with their ideological views, either as part of the racial struggle or as a measure of… …   Wikipedia

  • After the Holocaust — The aftermath of the Holocaust had a profound effect on society in both Europe and the rest of the world. Its impact could be felt in theological discussions, artistic and cultural pursuits and political decisions. The fate of displaced persons… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”