post-Holocaust

adjective

post-Hol·​o·​caust ˌpōst-ˈhō-lə-ˌkȯst How to pronounce post-Holocaust (audio)
-ˈhä-,
 also  -ˌkäst,
 or  -ˈhȯ-lə-kȯst
: existing or occurring after the Holocaust of World War II
post-Holocaust literature
the post-Holocaust generation
Cohen wrote for post-Holocaust times, bravely countering Theodore Adorno's notion that there could be no poetry after Auschwitz.Mark Kidel

Examples of post-Holocaust in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The concert showcased a rich tapestry of melodies and Yiddish songs, echoing the voices of Jewish and Roma musicians from both pre- and post-Holocaust eras. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Jan. 2024 Already Israel’s response has been subject to the same cries of moral equivalence, the same demands for a premature cease-fire, the same perversion of international law from its post-Holocaust purpose. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 27 Oct. 2023 While in other post-Holocaust literature, survivors are often treated gently, benevolently, as quiet heroes who overcame unimaginable suffering to begin life anew, Rosenfarb is an unsparing realist, unsentimental in her portrayal of the consequences of the Holocaust experience. Jane Eisner, Washington Post, 21 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of post-Holocaust was in 1968

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“Post-Holocaust.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/post-Holocaust. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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