The near-extermination of several races, resulting in the deaths of millions of people.

Something that we must never allow to be repeated. Ever.

Something that was, and still is, all-around terrible. Absolutely unthinkable.
Just read "Night" by Elie Wiesel... I can almost guarantee that you will cry while reading his first-hand account of the Holocaust... I know I did!
by OneProudJew December 15, 2009
The mass extermination of millions of Jews, homos, gypsies, and anyone who opposed Hitler. He made his ass- nazis shoot them right out and put them in mass grave, or put them in concentration camps. These were made especialy to kill and sicken the inhabitants. Some of the soldiers were good however, and were only there becuase they served int he army. It was becuase of good ppl like that that the few that survived did.
The holocaust was a terrible catastrophe that can't happen again. In order for it to not happen, EVERYONE needs to know abt it.
by Leah October 12, 2006
There has been many other Holocausts in the world but this is esspecially remembered because it is the first time a religous group hads been identified as a ethnic or social class.

In 1940's German leader Adolf Hitler along with his Nazi party decided that all those not meeting Aryan standards or did not have a life worth living should be exterminated . Almost 11 million dead. 6 million of these people were Jewish. Other racial/ethnic groups targeted include Roma(Gypsies), German male homosexuals, German mentally/phisically impaired,Soviet POWs, Jehovah's Witnesses,Germans openly against nazi regime, people pf Polish decent, Slavic people, and people of African decent.

This term comes from Roman text meaning a sacrafical fire. This makes it seem almost as if this was being used for the good of a population. In hebrew and now being used in modern text as the Shoah which means complete destruction and anhiliation.
The Holocaust was one of the darkest times in mondern day Europe's history.
by beachbabe April 21, 2008
For all yoiu people out there who say that the Holocaust didn't happen, you're so blind. It did happen and the world has to remember so that it never happens again to any group of people. In the Holocaust, Jews, gypsies, and thousands of others were killed by Hitler and his Nazis. All we can do now to ensure the world's safety is to remember, and denying the past will help no one. All you have to do is remember.
My great grandparets died in the Holocaust. Don't pretend it never happened.
by Isadora January 02, 2006
whoever wrote #9 is a neo nazi bastard. the holocaust killed millions of innocent ppl for no apparent reason, just because of the tremendous bitch hitler blamed jews, homos, gypsies, etc. for all of the problems that HE caused.
rambo, ur a neo nazi bastard.ppl needa go hitler on your ass!
by gunslingergirlvy_c_e July 24, 2005
many may think that this terrible terrible terrible catastrophy nvr happened, and let me tell u that it DID. and it will happen again if ppl like that rambo asshole tell his children and childrens children that it didnt! it DID happen,and thankfully enough ppl know it.
HITlER was an asshole who nvr should have been born!!!!!!!!
the holocaust killed thousands of innocent ppl.
by jewishandproud March 05, 2006
the most horrific even in history in which the most evil dictator hitler attempted to kill of every innocent Jewish person in the world and targeted gypsies and homosexuals as well, for those of you who are ignorant and make jokes about this event you deserve to go to hell and be with satan because that is where your soul is
The holocaust was evil and the most terrible thing to ever happen to innocent people.
by Robin Norbi May 14, 2005

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