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Origin of holocaust
OTHER WORDS FROM holocausthol·o·caus·tal, adjectivehol·o·caus·tic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for holocaust
Several of them disputed the figure of six million Jewish deaths in the Holocaust.
In the Jewish community, Christians who saved Jews from the Holocaust are known as “righteous gentiles.”
However, Brunner was not the only perpetrator of the Holocaust mooching around the streets of the Syrian capital.
That word “denialism” is particularly profane, with its unsubtle invocation of the Holocaust.Why It Was Right to Question Rolling Stone’s U-VA Rape Story|Michael Moynihan|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Belzberg had grown up learning about WWII and visiting Holocaust museums since she was a young girl.
He shall offer the lamb, and the sacrifice, and the oil morning by morning: an everlasting holocaust.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Next day the ceremony was to be continued by a holocaust of pigs.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
What difference between the holocaust of a witch and that of two vile criminals?A German Pompadour|Marie Hay
Indeed, it was the grave of the soldier boy who had been the first to fall in the terrible holocaust of war.The Broken Sword|Dennison Worthington
At a guess, McAllen had constructed it as a secure personal retreat in the event of something like a nuclear holocaust.Gone Fishing|James H. Schmitz
British Dictionary definitions for holocaust
Derived forms of holocaustholocaustal or holocaustic, adjective
Word Origin for holocaust
Cultural definitions for holocaust
The killing of some six million Jews (see also Jews) by the Nazis during World War II. To the Nazis, the Holocaust was the “Final Solution” to the “Jewish problem,” and would help them establish a pure German master race. Much of the killing took place in concentration camps, such as Auschwitz and Dachau. (See Adolf Eichmann and Heinrich Himmler.)