Shoah

noun
Sho·​ah | \ˈshō-ə, -ˌä\

Definition of Shoah 

First Known Use of Shoah

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Shoah

Modern Hebrew shō'āh, literally, catastrophe, from Hebrew

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