A burnt sacrifice; an offering, the whole of which was consumed by fire, among the Jews and some pagan nations.
Sacrifice or loss of many lives, as by the burning of a theater or a ship.
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.
(Greek, "the destruction of life by fire") — Since the 1950s the term has been applied primarily to the Nazi regime's attempted annihilation of the Jews of Europe. Six million Jews-two out of every three living at the time in Europe-were murdered as part of a systematic genocide. Millions of other people also were killed because of their ethnicity, culture, political ideas, sexual orientation, or physical or mental handicaps. See Shoah.
a Hebrew word ( olah) meaning "burnt offering. In the Septuagint version (translated Hebrew Bible into Greek during the reign of Ptolemy II, 3rd century B.C.), the word, olah, is consistently translated by the Greek word, holokauston, "an offering consumed by fire."
the gencidal murder of at least six million European Jews planned, organized and fully documented by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis
The extermination by the Nazis of 6 million Jews between 1933 and 1945
the mass extermination of Jews and other groups by the Nazis during World War II
a sacrificial offering which is not eaten as a communion meal but rather is totally consumed by fire. By extension, it came to refer to the murder of over six million Jews (as well as hundreds of thousands of Armenians, Gypsies, and Black people) under Adolf Hitler during the Nazi Socialist period in Germany.
Systematic extermination of six million Jews in World War II by the Nazis and their supporters.
Literally, "a completely burned sacrifice." It was the term used to describe the destruction of six million Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators in Europe and North Africa between the years 1933-1945.
mass murder of European Jews and other groups systematically carried out by the Nazis during WWII
slaughter of Jews by the Nazis during the Second World War
Brutal Internal Conflict in Western World. The evil geniuses Hitler, Churchill Stalin and Roosevelt each for own nation try to get a considerable part of Earth. Without looking at human costs.
an act of great destruction and loss of life
the Nazi program of exterminating Jews under Hitler
a massive and gruesome destruction of human life
a massive burning of the environment and its inhabitants, and it's because of the prohibition of hemp that we're burning the world up at such a fast rate, not to mention burning tax-dollars on an impossible effort
a slaughter of innocents deliberately
A term for widespread discussion that is capitalized when referred specifically to massive killings, especially that of the Jews.
The Holocaust refers to the death of approximately 6 million Jews and 5 million others including gypsies, communists, the disabled, and homosexuals.
the genocide of European Jews and others by Nazis during W.W.II
Term devised in the late 1950's to describe the Nazi program of the wholesale physical annihilation of European Jewry. Connotes an unprecedented phenomenon of human destruction. By the end of World War II, it was estimated that some 6 million Jews had perished as a result of the systematic killing program of the Nazis.
A systematic attempt to wipe out the Jewish people, orchestrated by the Nazis during World War II.
Derived from the Greek holokauston that meant a sacrifice totally burned by fire. Today, the term refers to the systematic planned extermination of about six million European Jews by the Nazis between 19331945. Millions of non-Jews also perished during the Holocaust.
the mass genocide of millions of Jews, Gypsies, Slavic peoples, the handicapped and other "unfavorable"members of society by the Nazis; Groups of people were rounded up by the Nazis and carted off to concentration camps in which they were killed immediately in gas chambers, forced to do hard labor and then killed, or used for medical experiments.
Term first used in the late 1950s to describe the systematic torture and murder of approximately six million European Jews and millions of other "undesirables" by the Nazi regime from 1933 to 1945.
The systematic, planned extermination of 6 million European Jews by the Nazis during World War II. Many non-Jews perished in the Holocaust. The word is derived from the Greek term meaning "burnt whole."
A widespread destruction and loss of life; specifically refers to the genocidal extermination of six million European Jews in concentration camps during World War II.
a 1950's term devised to describe the time during War World II when Hitler persecuted the Jews and many other races of people
A term for the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945. While Jews were the primary victims, with approximately 6 million
(from the Greek term for a burnt offering). The systematic Nazi destruction of European Jewry which began in 1933 when Adolph Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany.
The term which refers to the systematic murder of approximately six million Jews between 1933 and 1945. The word is a Greek translation of a word used in the Book of Genesis in the Bible which means "total burning" and refers to a sacrifice to God.
Genocide of European Jews by Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 40s; about six million Jewish men, women, and children were put to death in Nazi concentration camps.
Literal definition: a "burning whole," in other words, by fire. Coined by the Jewish community and Jewish writers and historians and refers to a specific event in the 20th century: the systematic, deliberate, bureaucratic destruction of more than 6 million Jews in Europe by the German Nazi regime and their collaborators as a central act of state, an act of government policy, before and during World War II.
Derived from the Greek holokauston which meant a sacrifice totally burned by fire. Today, the term refers to the systematic planned extermination of about six million European Jews and millions of others by the Nazis between 1933-1945.
Literally, this means completely burned sacrifice. It has come to refer to the genocide of the Jewish people organized and implemented by the Nazis between 1933 and 1945. Genocidal policies against the Gypsies (Roma) and the Poles were also pursued by the Nazis; they also murdered handicapped people, and they persecuted groups such as the homosexuals and Jehovah's Witnesses.
The act of genocide carried out by Germany on the Jewish population of Europe
Term for Hitler's attempted genocide of European Jews during World War II; resulted in deaths of 6 million Jews. (p. 856)
Widespread destruction and loss of life, especially by fire. The term (with a capital "H") specifically refers to the murder of over six million Jews in concentration camps during World War II.
The Holocaust was the systematic murder of millions of European Jews and others deemed undesirable by Nazi Germany.