The Holocaust




  • anti-Semitism = hate against the Jewish people
  • atrocity = extremely cruel actions during a war 
  • culminate = to reach the highest point
  • desolation = to be very sad because you have lost many things
  • gay people = homosexuals
  • genocide = the mass killing of a whole race or group of people
  • inferior = not as good
  • persecution = cruel or unfair treatment of a whole group of people, because of their religious beliefs
  • rampant = something bad that is difficult to control
  • sacrificial offering = to give something to God to show you worship him 
  • scapegoat = someone you can blame for bad things that happen