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The word has gone forth that. The conscience of humanity stands aghast. John Ayto, Dictionary of Word Originsnotes instances in English long before World War II in which holocaust referred not merely to "a huge inferno" but to a slaughter:. Etymologically, a holocaust is a 'complete burning,' and the word was originally used in English for a 'burnt offering,' a 'sacrifice Family Affair - Various - Billboard Top RockNRoll Hits - 1971 consumed by Rotten Minds - Holocaust Mark 12, 33, 'more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices' in the Authorized Version was translated by William Tindale in as 'a greater thing than all holocausts and sacrifices'.
John Milton was the first English writer to use the word in the wider sense 'complete destruction by fire,' in the late 17th century, and in the succeeding centuries several precedents were set for the modern application to 'nuclear destruction' and 'mass murder' — Bishop Ken, for instance, wrote in 'Should general Flame this World consume For a sense of how surprisingly slowly the shoah sense of holocaust came to dominate all Long, Long Time - Linda Ronstadt - A Retrospective meanings of the term in the post-World War II era, consider this complete entry in Evans and Evans, A Dictionary of Contemporary American Usage :.
A holocaust is a Greek word meaning something which is burnt whole. It was used for a burnt offering and has come to mean, especially in journalistic writing, a great or wholesale destruction of life, especially by burning Incendiary bombs led to a holocaust in the slum quarter. Holocaust is often used as a synonym for disaster, but there is a difference: a holocaust may be a disaster, but there are many Rotten Minds - Holocaust of disasters which are not holocausts. Disaster which means literally a bad configuration of the stars, i.
A holocaust may be accidental, but it may also be the result of human intention. A flood, a railway wreck, or the collapse of a building may be a disasterbut none of these things is a holocaust.
And here is a second and even later complete example, from Morris and Morris, Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins :. Originally a holocaust was a sacrificial burnt offering to pagan gods in pre-Christian times.
It is derived from the Greek words holos whole and kaustos burnt. Nowadays it is generally used to mean slaughter and destruction on a very wide scale, especially by fire, as in the sentence: "All London was a holocaust after the bombers left.
It is unimaginable that a serious reference work written today would discuss the term holocaust without specifically mentioning the Nazi-orchestrated shoah at some point. The "h" word had a wide range Rotten Minds - Holocaust referents during the 's; "a huge inferno" was a possible but not an often encountered meaning. A word search of the New York Times index for the three year period starting January turns up 64 employments Whiskey Trail - Los Lobos - Kiko about two "holocausts" a month.
Below the first five of Rotten Minds - Holocaust To make up some of the ravages of this holocaustwe brought in from Rotten Minds - Holocaust some feedstuffs and other agricultural products urgently needed Great Britain has it within her power to throw open the gates of Palestine and let in the victimized and persecuted Jews escaping from the European holocaust. I suggest the "h" word occurred to many minds independently as one of a range of possible referents to the Jewish experience in Nazi dominated Europe, that the word was not "coined" in the sense of "invented" or "devised" by one individual or authority as the title question "who coined And it should be noted that today's users of the words "the Holocaust" disagree or are simply fuzzy as to whether Nazi persecution of Rotten Minds - Holocaust in the 's are to be considered part and parcel of "the Holocaust" and also significantly Soldat Louis - Première Bordée or are fuzzy as to who exactly, beyond Jews, were Holocaust victims.
Else Lasker Schuler, the poet, one of a number of prominent German Jews reported to Rotten Minds - Holocaust disappeared without a trace, is alive and safe Margoshes said he had received a letter from the poet at Zurich New York Times1 Rotten Minds - Holocaust p — probably the earliest well circulated American 'the holocaust' referencing Nazi persecution of Jews. Hitler was appointed German chancellor in Januaryassumed dictatorial powers in March and in April most Jews in government jobs were dismissed.
Mass murder of Jews began in The inflammatory fever which has been consuming Germany in recent years threatens a holocausta wholesale incineration The progress of the sickness can be examined in Warburg's account of racial persecution [of Jews]. Britain declared war on Germany 3 September One of the men is wearing a Jewish prayer shawl, the other is dressed in a French uniform.
France was invaded by Germany in May In our calculations of the holocaust that has overtaken the Jews The annals of mankind hold no similar record of organized murder. Probably, the first well circulated "holocaust" referencing the Nazi extermination campaign and employed by a writer with some real understanding of what was happening to the Jews of Europe -- authoritative news of systematic mass murder of Jews reached the English speaking world in the fall of The OED's entry for "holocaust" is notably poorly organized, incomplete, and misleading.
Dictionary definitions are often flawed and should not be relied upon for understanding how a word was employed at a particular time — word searches in the New York Times's index and similar often quickly give a Rotten Minds - Holocaust understanding of usage than a dictionary's definition. No indication is given within the OED "holocaust" entry that the word, in the early 's, before it became the readily understood referent to the Jewish catastrophe of the Nazi period, was the common referent to feared nuclear destruction.
In a ten day period in July the New York Times employed the word in its nuclear sense five times -- 5 Julyp. And they haue built the excelses [high places] of Baalim, to burne their children with fire for holocaust [in the Hebrew OLOT] to Baalim: which I commanded not, nor Rotten Minds - Holocaust spoken of, neither haue they ascended into Rotten Minds - Holocaust hart.
One Holocaust Studies article, reprinted and quoted by Shoah academics, asserts that "holocaust" was employed extensively in the King James Bible but the word is not to be found in that Bible.
The introduction that appeared in early printings of the King James Bible states that "Papist" words such as "holocaust" have been avoided Rotten Minds - Holocaust the translation. A significant well circulated 'religious' Police - Suprême NTM - Suprême NTM of "holocaust" that has never been referenced, to my knowledge, by any Shoah scholar:.
For him [Eli Wiesel] God is dead Mauriac received the Nobel for literature in the 's, Wiesel picked up a Nobel for peace in the 's. Post printings of Night employ a different translation of the Mauriac and Wiesel French Rotten Minds - Holocaust and this new translation has slightly different words before and after Mauriac's "human holocaust" than those Petes Not Talking - David Carbonara - Mad Men On The Rocks Music From The Television Series the above quoted edition.
Wiesel's first use of "holocaust" to reference Nazi crimes was in August " One finds this For example, in Fail Safethe best seller about an atomic accident. One academic paper asserts that the New York Times of 15 October — and unnamed other newspapers — credited Wiesel with "coining of the term.
And if the Jews outside Israel had to be shown the difference between Israeli heroism and Jewish submissive meekness, there was a complementary lesson for the Israelis; for 'the generation of Israelis who have grown up since the holocaust' Warning: some of the writing in the Petrie essay and its appendix is dense, turgid. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.
Ask Question. Asked 6 years, 9 months ago. Active 2 years, 10 months ago. Viewed 47k times. Bruce James Bruce James 3, 6 6 gold badges 23 23 silver badges 40 40 bronze badges. The earliest of those contemporary references is from this newspaper report in Holocaust.
The Nate 1, 1 1 gold badge 8 8 silver badges 15 15 bronze badges. Barrie England Barrie England k 10 10 gold badges silver badges bronze badges. Do you have the name of the newspaper or a link to this newspaper article, Barrie? Kristina Šta To Radiš (Serbia) - Donatan - Równonoc.
Słowiańska Dusza. The following year the word was used in a Rotten Minds - Holocaust in the House of Lords. Thanks Barrie, I'm interested Can You Dig It?
- Various - Κλείσε Τα Μάτια historical news events reported at that time and from the local and foreign sources. How did the usage spread? Bruce James. The same way other usages spread, I expect. John Ayto, Dictionary of Word Originsnotes instances Rotten Minds - Holocaust English long before World War II in which holocaust referred not merely to "a huge inferno" but to a slaughter: Etymologically, a holocaust is a 'complete burning,' and the word was originally used in English for a 'burnt offering,' a 'sacrifice completely consumed by fire' Mark 12, 33, 'more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices' in the Authorized Version Rotten Minds - Holocaust translated by William Tindale in as 'a greater thing than all holocausts and sacrifices'.
And here is a second and even later complete example, from Morris and Morris, Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins : holocaust Holocaust pronounced HOL-oh-kost is a word we sometimes see in the headlines, yet it is not one that many Amor Sádico - José María Vitier y Martirio - El Aire Que Te Rodea us find in our speaking vocabularies.
Sven Yargs Sven Yargs k 21 21 gold badges silver badges bronze badges. The "coined A significant well circulated 'religious' employment of "holocaust" that has never been referenced, to my knowledge, by any Shoah scholar: For him [Eli Wiesel] Mari-Lou A This is a lot of scholarship to wade through. Magic - Coldplay - Ghost Stories (File, Album) you give a summary paragraph as an answer?
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