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Holocaust
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The word “Holocaust” goes back to the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, where it designates a sacrificial animal (whole offering) that is to be completely burnt in the Temple. This meaning was maintained for centuries. Since the early modern period, the word was used with increasing frequency in the English-speaki…

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Daub, Adrian, “Holocaust”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 08 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0324>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106



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