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From Hebrew שׁוֹאָה (šōʾā, “catastrophe”).
- (history) The systematic mass murder of six 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.
The term "Holocaust" may be synonymous with "Shoah" or may denote something broader; see the usage note at Holocaust.
Often used by Jewish or Israeli speakers.
systematic mass murder of Jews — see Holocaust
From Hebrew שואה (“catastrophe”).
Borrowed from Hebrew שׁוֹאָה.
Shoah n (indeclinable)
- (historical, literary) Shoah (mass murder of Jews perpetrated by the Nazi Germany)
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