Definitions for "Shoah"
Keywords:  holocaust, hebrew, jewry, nazi, jews
(Hebrew): It means "destruction" or "devastation," commonly used to refer to the Holocaust. Because the word "holocaust" originally meant "sacrifice," many Jews object to that term for the Nazi murders of the Jews, and prefer the use of the term "shoah."
(Hebrew, "chaos, destruction, catastrophe") — Term widely used in Israel and increasingly used in the United States to denote the murder of the Jews by the Nazis. See Holocaust.
The biblical word used to describe the extrmination of the Jews in Europe. Original meaning was a sacrificial holocaust.