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This is a point of significant contention. It would be inaccurate to claim that there exists consensus among scholars, Jews, or even, occasionally, within individual sources. To provide an idea of the controversy, the English Wikipedia has the following definition: The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, was the World War II genocide of the European Jews. ...


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The term "Holocaust" in this usage does generally include non-Jewish victims as well. The Encyclopaedia Britannica defines the Holocaust as (emphasis added): [...] the systematic state-sponsored killing of six million Jewish men, women, and children and millions of others by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. Merriam Webster ...


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