1. The Holocaust applied to the organized government persecution and genocide
of various ethnic, religious and political groups during World War II
Germany and collaborators. This was mostly aimed at Jewish people - called: "Final Solution
of the Jewish Question
", however in the Roma and Sinti were also targets as were other “objectionable” groups of people – Poles, Soviet POW (Inc. Russians and other Slavs), mentally or physically disabled, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Communists, people who objected to the government and criminals. Estimates place the total number of Holocaust victims at up to 26 million people, although the number 9 to 11 million is usually held as more reliable. Alternatively Holocaust deniers or revisionists believe that the holocaust did not occur – far fewer that approx. 6 million Jews were killed. Holocaust revisionists also deny that extermination of Jews and other groups was not a centrally-planned Nazi attempt. This argument is generally dismissed by most historical groups due to aural, written, visual and archeological evidence.
Other meanings of ‘Holocaust’ include:
- Holocaust (band): A Scottish heavy metal band.
- Holocaust (comics): A Marvel Comics Super Villain
Other events such as the:
Asian Holocaust, Black Holocaust, Cambodian Holocaust, Chinese Holocaust, Hiroshima Holocaust, Ukrainian Holocaust, Gay Holocaust, Armenian Holocaust (or Genocide), Irish Holocaust (Potato Famine), Native American Holocaust (Massacres during the ‘settlement’ of the Americas), Nuclear Holocaust, Rwanda Holocaust or Genocide, Vietnamese Holocaust (Atrocities after the fall of Saigon) .
"The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century." - Dan Quayle
something that did happen, but 11 million people were killed, everyone hears about the 7 million Jews who died, but no one even cares about the 5 million peasants, christians, Roman Catholics, and others who were killed
not only the jewish poeple sufered during the holocaust
Disaster on a horrific scale.
"A nuclear holocaust could wipe out 95% of our population."
A large, undesirable quantity of something.
God damn man, you put a fucking holocaust of salt on that popcorn.
Fuck's sake, there was a holocaust of jews at that passover convention.
What you say when you want to know how much the bread costs at the local Jewish bakery.
Moishe: Hey Shlomo, how much does this Holocaust?
Shlomo: That challah costs five shekels.
People need to know that in the Holocaust not ONLY did Jews die but homosexuals and Gypsies did too, why you ask? hell if I know, Hitler didn't like anyone who wasn't straight or Aryan.
Jewish people don't mention the fact that homosexuals & Gypsies died along with their anchesters for some messed up reason.
When hitler and the nazis captured the jews and put them in a camp.
Dont talk about the holocaust, my uncle died in it. He fell off the watch tower.