Shoah

Pronunciations

Definitions

  • n. Eastern European Holocaust (of World War II).

Example Sentences

  • "My grandmother is a survivor of the Shoah."

Languages of Origin

  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • שואה

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
      • Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations

      Regions

      • North America
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

Notes

  • Used by many Jews, especially those affiliated with Israel-oriented organizations that encourage the use of Hebrew

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