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“Holocaust” is a Greek-derived translation of the Hebrew term olah,which denotes a sort of ritual sacrifice in which the food offered iscompletely burnt up rather than being merely dedicated to God and theneaten. It was applied with bitter irony by Jews to the destruction ofmillions of their number in the Nazi death camps. Although phrases like"nuclear holocaust” and “Cambodian holocaust” have become common, yourisk giving serious offense by using the word in less severecircumstances, such as calling a precipitous decline in stock prices a"sell-off holocaust."

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  • n  an act of mass destruction and loss of life (especially in war or by fire)
    a nuclear holocaust
  • n  the mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime from 1941 until 1945
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  • ‘Italian Schindler,’ Renowned Holocaust Hero, Actually Helped Nazis Instead Of Jews
    That awkward moment when you realize that a guy long credited as a hero for helping save Jews during the Holocaust was actually working with the Nazis. That’s the strange and shocking new revelation regarding Giovanni Palatucci, known as the “Italian Schindler.” Palatucci was a wartime police official who has long been praised for saving 5,000... Read more » ‘Italian Schindler,’ Renowned ...
    June 20, 2013 - The Inquisitr
  • Breaking taboos with a little laughter: Dallas Holocaust Museum to host first play tonight
    Photo courtesy of the Dallas Holocaust Museum - "The Timekeepers" opens at the Dallas Holocaust Museum tonight at 7:30 p.m.. The award-winning play is a Holocaust drama set at Sachsenhausen concentration camp in World War II Germany, and tells the story of two prisoners who learn to overcome their vast differences for the sake of survival.
    June 20, 2013 - The Mesquite News
  • Teachers earn rave reviews with Holocaust film
    A new film on the life of a holocaust survivor is receiving rave reviews all over the world. Misa's Fugue airs this Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on WFMZ-TV. Two teachers from Berks County who made the film spoke about it on 69 News at Sunrise.
    June 20, 2013 - WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey