Defining the Destruction

Length: 15 minutes

Why do we call the destruction of European Jews “the Holocaust”? This brief lecture provides an overview of the various terms used to describe this genocide. Introduction to a series of brief lectures on the Holocaust.

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  1. Shalom rabbi, you said Raphael Lemkin coined the word genocide from the greek term genos meaning PEOPLE . Is it possible that this word gehinom be conected to that same greek term genos which also comes from gehena a place where PEOPLE were burned?

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