Definition of Shoah in English:


Syllabification: Sho·ah
Pronunciation: /ˈSHōə, SHōˈä


(the Shoah)
  • another term for the Holocaust (see holocaust ( sense 1)).
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    • The terrible history of anti-Semitism began, the soil in which eventually the Nazi attempt at genocide in the Shoah or Holocaust took root.
    • In both the Rwandan genocide and the Shoah, a state-supported set of organizations committed a centrally coordinated series of actions that were intended to destroy an entire group of people.
    • Culpability for the Shoah - and for genocide more generally - is indeed two-fold, encompassing both individual and group murder.


modern Hebrew, literally 'catastrophe'.

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