What is the Holocaust?

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The Holocaust also known as Shoah, refers to the killing of around six million Jews in Europe during World War II. This activity was ordered and sponsored by the government of the Nazi Germany. The Jews were taken to camps where they would then be killed in masses using poisonous gases.
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hol·o·caust
[hol-uh-kawst, hoh-luh-]
NOUN
1.
a great or complete devastation or destruction, especially by fire.
2.
a sacrifice completely consumed by fire; burnt offering.
3.
(usually initial capital letter) the systematic mass slaughter of European Jews in Nazi concentration camps during World War II (usually preceded by the).
4.
any mass slaughter or reckless destruction of life.
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Holocaust is derived from the Greek language, literary meaning burning. It was first used in 1956 by Elie Wiesel, a survivor of the Nazi death camps, who wrote a book entitled And the World was Silent which applied the term Holocaust to the murder of six million Jews during World War II. It has since then been adopted into the English language to mean 'that destruction of the Jews'.
The Holocaust is the term generally used to describe the genocide of approximately six million European Jews during World War II, as part of a programme of deliberate extermination planned and executed by the Nazis.
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