What does ‘Holocaust’ mean?

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What does Holocaust mean?. Holocaust A n instance of wholesale destruction or loss of life, genocidal persecution of the European Jews by Hitler and the Nazi party duringWWII. Shoah or Ha Shoah (literally denoting a "catastrophic upheaval") is the Hebrew term for the Holocaust. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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What does Holocaust mean?

What does Holocaust mean?Holocaust

An instance of wholesale destruction or loss of life, genocidal persecution of the European Jews by Hitler and the Nazi party duringWWII

1Shoah or Ha Shoah

(literally denoting a "catastrophicupheaval") is the Hebrew term for the Holocaust

Who were the Victims of The Holocaust?

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3Who were the Victims of The Holocaust?The Jews- used as scapegoats for everything that had gone wrong in Germany since WWI. They were seen by the Nazis as subhuman & worth less than animals.

Roma & Sinti Gypsies- like the Jews they were seen by the Nazis as racially inferior, degenerate & worthless.

Slavs, Poles & Russians- viewed as inferior & subhuman.

Mentally & physically disabled- thought of as useless & a financial burden on the state.

Homosexuals- seen as degenerate & against the Aryan ideal.

Political opponents- e.g. Communists, Socialists. These were people who disagreed with Nazi politics & policies.

Jehovahs Witnesses- their religious beliefs made them refuse to pledge their allegiance to the Third Reich.4CONNECT 41.2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

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