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From Hebrew שׁוֹאָה(šōʾāh, catastrophe).

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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.

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

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FrenchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Hebrew שואה, catastrophe.

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Shoah f

  1. Holocaust, Shoah

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Shoah

  1. Shoah

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