Shoah

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Hebrew word שואה (catastrophe).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Shoah

  1. The systematic mass murder of 6 million Jews perpetrated by Nazi Germany shortly before and during World War II.
    • 1999, Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon:
      I never knew him, or any of my other relatives who died in the Shoah. But I would gladly dump every ounce of that gold into the ocean, just to give them a decent burial.

Usage notes[edit]

The term "Holocaust" may be synonymous with "Shoah" or may denote something broader; see the usage note at Holocaust.

See also[edit]


French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

Hebrew שואה, catastrophe.

Proper noun[edit]

Shoah f

  1. Holocaust, Shoah