Although the teachers, clergy, and parents of every modern society must introduce and explain the Holocaust to every man, woman, and child, these figures of authority should ultimately clarify that it yields no real "moral" or "lesson," at least not in the conventional sense. Why? If we derive any meaning from such an event, we only serve to justify it. See: irony
"You know, the damned Zionist media NEVER talks about the Catholics or homos what died in the Holacaust! sic"
"Yes, it's true that millions of people suffered. But every time some brings up the subject, you feel the need to inform them that people other than the Jews died. Does that mean that their deaths are any more or less meaningful? Does it merely reflect your insecurity with the fact that a different ethnic/religious 'team' has the upper hand in the fundamentally strange, myopically inhumane moral hierarchy by which you live?"
"What are you saying about me, man? I'm not one of those spooky deniers or anything. I just want to make sure people understand something about it, you know. About what the event means, about who it effected."
"There's nothing to understand. The Holocaust lacks historical precedent and defies comprehension. We're not talking about a goddamn kids show, wherein an exciting new life lesson is imputed to the events surrouding a childish error of judgment minor moral quandry... We're talking about the slaughter of millions. Try for a moment to fathom that. The Nazi's murder-machine was more efficient when it came to killing the Jews because members of that group, confined to ghettos and/or the Pale of Settlement for untold generations, could very easily be rounded up and shipped to death camps. When Hitler first devised his philosophy, the Jews drew an unfair proportion of his ire, probably because he recognized that the long, glorious history of anti-semitism in Europe could be exploited to buoy support among the masses. The people of Germany was receptive to state-sponsored anti-semitism and willfully ignorant of their government's worst excesses, so it's kinda difficult to write them off as having simply 'followed orders.' Basically, wherever you turn, you'll find skulls in towering heaps, and that's about it. By the way, crediting the Holocaust with laying the groundwork for the state of Israel is reasonably accurate, albeit representative of either some informed person's egregiously opportunistic bent or the lengths to which the average man will go to rationalize mind-boggling atrocities."
"Gee, and here I was thinking you'd commiserate with me."
by Blue Moon Man February 16, 2008
(VERB)
To utterly destroy something or someone.
Bob ordered a sheet pizza and holocausted the sh*t out of it, there wasn't any left for his friend Steve.
by TomtheWonderDog December 14, 2009
The Holacaust was the attempt of Nazi Germany during WWII to kill every single Jew, homosexual, Roma, disabled, Russian POW's, and many many other minorities. 6 million Jews were killed and 5 million Roma, gay, disabled, and other peopel who Hitler claimed were "inferior"were killed. 11 million in total. I am of a Jewish family. All my grandparents were in the Holacaust. Just my grandma alone- she came from a family of almost 100 people. Of those original 100- my grandma and 3 others survived. And for those of you who deny the holacaust- where did 96 people just from my grandma's family alone go? Where they shipped off the planet? Whatever happened to them?
And for those who say that Germans should be ashamed that they are Germans because of Hitler is strictly unfair. Not every German soldier actually believed in Nazi ideas. Many of them did, yes, and supported the "Final Solution". All soldiers had to fight, and I honestly dont believe every German supported the horrible acts of their government.
It is also a personal theory of mine that neo-Nazis deny the holacaust because they recognize what a terrible thing the holacaust was, and they dont want to believe that the people they admire and believe in could do such a thing. Once again, I am from a Jewish family, and my grandparents went through the holacaust- and so this is probably the most fair definition you will ever get.
During the holocaust 11 million were killed.
Hitler wanted to kill off evey single Jew, Gypsy, homosexual, disabled, Russian POW, some American POW's, and other minorities.
At the end, Hitler killed himself like a little pussy. The Neurenberg(sp?) Trials tryed nazi officials for crimes against humanity and war crimes. One of the main focuses of the Trials was the holocaust.
by BertromCates April 06, 2007
an event taking place under the Nazi government in Europe from 1939 to 1945 in which six million Jews and five million homosexuals, gypsies, Catholics, disabled people, Russians, Slavs, etc. were rounded up and slaughtered. Although other genocides have also happened, the Holocaust is unique in that it was the only genocide which was industrialized. The people organizing it were concerned with transportation, efficiency, materials, disposal, etc.
11 million people died in the Holocaust.
by DKB April 14, 2006
Today me and my other fellow 8 th graders closed our books to the holocaust and this is my definition I came up with.
A word that can never be forgotten. An act of war against mainly Jewish, homosexuals, romas (gypsies) and ones with special needs. Millions were shipped to ghettos such a Warsaw and lodz but were later sent to concentration camps and killing centers such a aushwitz and treblinka. Not many survived the Holocaust as many were shot to death and thrown into piles which moved for days and other were gased with Zyclon B in large "showers" or we're sent on death marches and died. All had harsh endings. I can't tell you all of it even though I want to. Only about a couple thousand survived my heros
During the Holocaust Hitler and his fellow Nazis killed millions of Jewish people.
by An8thgrader March 25, 2014
A program referring to the extermination of all "impure" people, mainly concerning of Jewish origin by Nazi Germany in the years 1939-1945

Even though the holocaust also involved nearly 5 million people of non-Jewish ancestry, the mass extermination of the Jews decimated the entire Jewish population of the world by two thirds, and nearly eliminated almost all Jews residing in Europe.

Let's not forget, if the amount of Jews was proportional to the quantity of Americans for example, then the casualties would likely be circa 200 million.
Israel was created as a direct effect of this incident, because the Jewish people simply had nowhere else to go!
by wtf March 18, 2005
1. An event taking place in Europe from 1939 to 1945. In the Holocaust, the Nazis exterminated approximately 11 million people, the majority of these people being Jewish. Other religions and ethnic groups who were killed in the Holocaust include Roman Catholics, Romas, Jahova Witnesses, Homosexuals, and menatly and physicaly disabled people. Many people deny that the Holocaust ever occured, despite undeniable evidence of the slaughter of over 11 million people.

2. A disaster on a major scale.
1. The Nazis forced children and elderly people into shower rooms filled with poison gas during the Holocaust.
2. People thought that North Korea was going to start a nuclear holocaust.
by SaucyWolf March 06, 2010

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